Bears’ special teams ace getting chance to return kicks with Hester out
(MCT) — The Bears touted Eric Weems for his return ability when he arrived in free agency and now he will get a chance to show his stuff.
With Devin Hester sidelined with a concussion and set to miss a game for only the fifth time in his seven-year career, Weems will be the primary returner Sunday against the Seahawks at Soldier Field. Weems could share responsibilities on punts but will be the primary man on kickoffs. He had five returns against the Vikings with a long of 27 yards.
“It was good to knock the dust off,” special teams coordinator Dave Toub said. “I expect him to be a lot better this week. I expect him to take a little more of a jump and probably hit the ball a little bit faster up the field.”
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