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Report: Bears fire GM Jerry Angelo

The Bears have reportedly fired general manager Jerry Angelo.

The Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday morning that Bears' staff members were informed that Angelo has been relieved of his duties.

Angelo was under contract through 2013, but the team decided change is needed after finishing 8-8, the fourth time in five seasons the franchise has not reached the playoffs.

His dismissal comes less than a year after the Bears hosted the 2010 NFC Championship Game.

Chicago won three division titles and reached Super Bowl XLI -- in which the Bears fell to Indianapolis to end the 2006 season -- under Angelo, who joined the team prior to the 2001 campaign.