INDIANAPOLIS -- Jason Licht, the New England Patriots pro personnel director, was a finalist for the Bears GM position.
According to a Patriots spokesman, Licht was not made available to speak at the infamous Super Bowl Media Day. But, Patriots player personnel director Nick Caserio had some brief comments on him.
"He's got a great feel and a great knowledge and understanding of the league and players, and he works well with our staff," Caserio said of Licht. "He's done a nice job for us, since he's come back."
Asked about the Bears possibility, Caserio said, "Jason is well respected in the league.
"He's got a lot of experience. A lot of people who have worked with him had a lot of positive things to say. So we're glad we have him."
The Bears interviewed Licht for a second time last Thursday. But, they named Phil Emery the team's fifth general manager on Saturday and introduced him at a press conference at Halas Hall on Monday.