Former St. Louis Rams wide receiver Isaac Bruce, who retired from football in June, will be at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais for the duration of the Bears’ training camp to lend a helping hand to receivers, according to ChicagoBears.com.
Bruce, the Rams’ all-time leading receiver, played under Martz in St. Louis as part of the “Greatest Show on Turf.” Bruce recently has been helping Devin Hester adjust to Martz’s offense and now will be able to share his knowledge with the rest of the receiving corps.
“He’s been a great receiver in the league,” said head coach Lovie Smith, who was also part of those teams on which Bruce played. “He knows exactly what our guys need to do and what they’re going through right now, so he should help the guys quite a bit.”
Hester probably played a role in bringing Bruce to camp this year, but a decision like that ultimately rests with Smith, and it appears Smith is pulling out all the stops to try to keep his job and get the Bears back to the playoffs.
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