2012 Bears Offseason: Devin Hester To Remain As Team's Top Returner

Chicago Bears special teams coach Dave Toub spoke with the media after Saturday's rookie minicamp and reassured fans the addition of WR Eric Weems would not change the return job for WR Devin Hester:

"It’s pretty simple to me. I just laugh when I hear all these stories out here. Hester is our punt returner and he is our No. 1 kickoff returner. He is still our No. 1 kickoff returner. We just have (Eric) Weems now. We can put them both back there and if they kick away from Devin, they’ll kick it to Weems and we’ll be in good shape."

The Bears signed Weems this offseason to bolster both their wide receiver depth as well as their kick returning depth. The 26-year-old Weems returned 77 punts and 113 kicks in his fives year with the Atlanta Falcons, averaging 10.6 yards per punt return and 25.6 yards per kick return.

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