The Bears wrapped up their fifth interview in five days with candidates to become the team's next general manager.
And they felt strong enough about the pool that they will not expand it.
So Jason Licht of the New England Patriots, Jimmy Raye of the San Diego Chargers, Marc Ross of the New York Giants, Tim Ruskell of the Bears or Phil Emery of the Kansas City Chiefs will replace Jerry Angelo as Bears' general manager.
If the hunches of two league sources is correct, Emery is the leader in the club house.
Emery is currently the Chiefs college scouting director, and he served in the same capacity under Tim Ruskell in Atlanta.
Before that, though, Emery worked as an area scout for the Bears from 1998 to 2004.
He's considered a "grinder," a college scout who is on the road constantly, searching for the next wave of NFL stars.
A native of Garden City, Michigan, he started his career at the U.S. Naval Academy, as the director of strength and conditioning services and an associate professor. He was responsible for the development, administration and supervision of all strength and conditioning activities for 4,000 Midshipmen.
He also had been a strength coach or defensive line coach at several schools, including Tennessee and Saginaw Valley State.