Ed Dodds withdrawing from Bears’ GM search

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The Chicago Bears are focused on finding their next general manager and head coach following the firings of Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy last week.

There’s been an intriguing list of candidates, especially on the GM side. But it sounds like one is bowing out of the running.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Indianapolis Colts assistant GM Ed Dodds has withdrawn his name from Chicago’s GM search. Dodds interviewed with the Bears on Monday.

Dodds is considered one of the NFL’s most respected talent evaluators, and he’s someone who could finally get an opportunity to serve as GM. Dodds has worked alongside Colts GM Chris Ballard since 2017, where he was promoted to assistant GM in 2018, and previously spent the previous 10 years with the Seattle Seahawks, where he helped build their Super Bowl roster. Last year, Dodds received interest from the Detroit Lions and the Carolina Panthers, interviewing for both vacant GM positions.

Dodds was considered a favorite among Bears fans to land the job. Although, according to DaBearsBlog’s Jeff Hughes, Dodds interview “went terribly.”

But there’s still another Colts exec who’s set to interview for the GM job in Indianapolis’ director of college scouting Morocco Brown, as well as some other really great potential GM candidates still in the running.

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