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Bears interview Jimmy Raye for vacant GM position Tuesday

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The Bears interviewed their second candidate for its general manager vacancy on Tuesday.

He is Jimmy Raye III, the current Player Personnel Director of the San Diego Chargers.

The son of Jimmy Raye II, a longtime NFL assistant coach, he was a receiver at San Diego State University. He played for the Los Angeles Rams in 1991.

He joined the Rams as a scout in 1996, and he was promoted to director of college scouting in 2000.

In 2008, he was given his current title of director of player personnel.

The Chargers have had some outstanding draft picks, most notably LaDainian Tomlinson, Drew Brees, Shawne Merriman and Vincent Jackson. But, several NFL scouts suggested that Buddy Nix -- the former Chargers assistant general manager -- was integral in the team's draft selections. Nix left the Chargers in 2009 and became general manager of the Buffalo Bills.

In the last three drafts, it's fair to say the Bills have fared better than the Chargers.

The Bears also are expected to interview Phil Emery (college scouting director of the Kansas City Chiefs) and Marc Ross (college scouting director of the New York Giants). Current Bears director of player personnel Tim Ruskell will also interview for the job.

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