Source: Bears hire Ruskell

Updated: February 23, 2010, 9:28 PM ET
By Adam Schefter | ESPN

Shortly after creating an opening in their front office, the Chicago Bears now have filled it.

Former Seattle Seahawks president Tim Ruskell has agreed to become the Bears' director of player personnel, a league source said Tuesday night.

The deal is expected to be announced in the next 48 hours, just before the scouting combine in Indianapolis.

Ruskell will be reunited with Bears general manager Jerry Angelo, whom he worked with in Tampa Bay. Angelo and Ruskell each joined Tampa Bay in 1987 and worked together through 2000, when Angelo left to take the Bears general manager job.

Hiring Ruskell will continue a tumultuous offseason in which the Bears have dismissed their senior director of pro personnel Bobby DePaul and overhauled their assistant coaches.

Ruskell resigned from Seattle late last season before the Seahawks began their own organizational overhaul that led to Pete Carroll as their head coach and John Schneider as their general manager.

Adam Schefter is ESPN's NFL Insider.

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