Ross recently interviewed for the GM job with the Indianapolis Colts, but Indianapolis hired former Philadelphia Eagles executive Ryan Grigson.
Ross and Jimmy Raye, the San Diego Chargers director of player personnel, are reportedly "high on [the Bears'] short list." Other candidates include Kansas City Chiefs Director of College Scouting Phil Emery and New England Patriots Director of Pro Personnel Jason Licht. Ross is in his fifth season as Giants director of college scouting. He joined the organization in 2007 and ran his first draft in 2008.
Ross first worked in the NFL as a public relations intern with the Giants in 1995. He later joined the Eagles personnel department in 1996 before serving as the team's eastern regional scout from 1997-2000, when at age 27 he became the NFL's youngest college scouting director.