Bears fire Phil Emery and Marc Trestman

The axe fell Monday at Halas Hall as the Chicago Bears fired general manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman.

The Bears finished 5-11 this season.

Emery was with the Bears for three seasons.

Emery fired Lovie Smith following a 10-6 season. Emery also hired Trestman, which proved to be a mistake. He also erred by signing quarterback Jay Cutler to a huge contract.

The deal was worth $126 million and included $54 million guaranteed.

The defense never really was the same after middle linebacker Brian Urlacher retired. The Bears finished 30th in total defense each of the past two seasons.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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