The Bears Beat (04.08.13): Hester motivated in new, full-time roll as return man

April 8th, 2013 - 6:58 pm

Devin Hester is looking to get his swagger back as a full-time return man with no offensive duties. Also, new Bears middle linebacker D.J. Williams’ contract consists of no guaranteed money. Plus, mock drafts and other Bears news.

Devin Hester is looking to get his ‘swagger’ back as a return man
Mon Apr 8 14:25:18 2013
The good news is Devin Hester won’t be playing receiver in 2013, but the bad news is he’ll have more time to focus on returning …

Chicago Bears 2013 first-round mock draft
Mon Apr 8 17:46:00 2013
Manti Te’o, Alec Ogletree and Desmond Trufant are among those projected to go to the Chicago Bears by NFL.com experts in mock …

Pardee remembered as football innovator (The Associated Press)
Mon Apr 8 16:23:09 2013
HOUSTON (AP) — Jack Pardee coached in college, the NFL, the USFL, the CFL and the World Football League.

Chicago Bears 2013 Draft Guide
Mon Apr 8 15:37:49 2013

Eric Winston a possibility for Cowboys (National Football Post)
Mon Apr 8 15:36:15 2013
Right tackle could replace Doug Free

Saints sign Jim Leonhard (National Football Post)
Mon Apr 8 15:20:49 2013
Veteran safety adds depth in secondary

No guaranteed money for D.J. Williams
Mon Apr 8 15:00:44 2013
The Bears are hosting Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown this week as they start the process of looking for a long-term …

Will Chicago Bears Re-Sign Israel Idonije?
Mon Apr 8 13:09:13 2013
Phil Emery and the Chicago Bears have had quite the eventful off season so far, and the firing former head coach Lovie Smith …

Ten Thoughts on the NFL: Chicago Bears and beyond
Mon Apr 8 12:49:05 2013
1) There are a number of draft gurus that are now wavering on Texas A&M’s Luke Joeckel going number one. Eric …

Dollars and sense: Roster bonuses pay for Williams
Mon Apr 8 11:38:00 2013
The one-year contract the Chicago Bears signed linebacker D.J. Williams to gives the club protection as Dan Pompei originally …

No guarantees for Bears’ D.J. Williams
Mon Apr 8 11:16:13 2013
New Chicago Bears linebacker D.J. Williams didn’t officially sign his contract until last Thursday, and I’ve finally gotten a …

Devin Hester wants ‘swagger’ back for Chicago Bears
Mon Apr 8 10:57:00 2013
Devin Hester has no problem moving away from wide receiver with the Chicago Bears and working only as a returner. He said it …

Devin Hester is content with being a return man on Bears
Mon Apr 8 10:16:10 2013
Devin Hester is not expected to see a lot of action at wide receiver this year. There is a chance that Hester could not be used …

NFL Draft prospect Arthur Brown to visit Chicago Bears Monday
Mon Apr 8 10:00:44 2013

Arthur Brown enters Bears’ MLB discussion
Mon Apr 8 09:17:50 2013
This draft season has harkened thoughts of the old days in the Black and Blue division: lots of middle linebacker talk. With …

Devin Hester fully on board with full-time focus on returning
Mon Apr 8 08:46:29 2013
Bears coach Marc Trestman said at the league meetings last month that he viewed Devin Hester as a kick returner rather than a …

Bears bringing Arthur Brown in for a visit
Mon Apr 8 07:00:59 2013
The Vikings aren’t the only team in the NFC North in need of a middle linebacker. The Bears have just as much of a (long-term) …

The Bears Den: April 08, 2013 – Offseason news and notes
Mon Apr 8 07:00:11 2013
Draft could lock Bears door to Urlacher – Moon Mullin: The Bears would be in succession-plan mode if they go LB early …

Projecting the Chicago Bears 2013 Defensive Starters
Mon Apr 8 06:16:30 2013
The offseason picture is coming into focus for the Chicago Bears as the draft approaches. A couple of weeks ago, we projected …