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Thursday, Jun 13, 2013 at 11:36 AM
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By Maggie Hendricks

Expectations High for Bears' Hester, Podlesh

Expectations High for Bears' Hester, Podlesh

Special teams have long been a strong area for the Bears. That shouldn't change this season, with a new special teams coordinator and extra pressure on return man Devin Hester and punter Adam Podlesh. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 11, 2013 at 11:34 AM
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By Maggie Hendricks

Patrick Mannelly Looking Forward to 16th Season, New Special Teams Coach

Patrick Mannelly Looking Forward to 16th Season, New Special Teams Coach

Patrick Mannelly has been around the Bears since 1998. As the team's long-snapper, he's been around four head coaches and several special teams coordinators. He's been a part of some of the best special teams... Read »

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 at 11:17 AM
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By Maggie Hendricks

Toub Leaves Legacy of Special Teams Greatness

Toub Leaves Legacy of Special Teams Greatness

According to the Chicago Tribune, Toub will leave the Bears to work on special teams for the Chiefs under new coach Andy Reid. Behind him, Toub leaves behind a legacy of one of the best special teams units of... Read »

Friday, Nov 30, 2012 at 1:51 PM
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By Maggie Hendricks

With Hester Out, Weems Gets His Chance

With Hester Out, Weems Gets His Chance

As Peggy Kusinski reported on Thursday, Devin Hester will be out for Sunday's game. This means Eric Weems and Earl Bennett will have to step up on kick and punt returns. Are the Bears in good hands? Read »

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 at 2:10 PM
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By Maggie Hendricks

Bears Sign Dave Toub to Extension

Bears Sign Dave Toub to Extension

The Bears announced today that they have given Dave Toub, the special-teams coordinator, a two-year contract extension. According to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, the contract makes Toub one of the... Read »

Monday, Jan 2, 2012 at 2:20 PM
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By Maggie Hendricks

Dave Toub to Interview with Dolphins: Report

Dave Toub to Interview with Dolphins: Report

Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports unsurprising, but still not great news. Special teams coordinator Dave Toub has been given permission to interview for the Miami Dolphins head coaching job. Read »

Thursday, Oct 21, 2010 at 2:31 PM
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By Maggie Hendricks

Bears Special Teams Outshine the Rest of the Squad

Bears Special Teams Outshine the Rest of the Squad
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No matter what the offense and defense are doing, Bears special teams rise above the rest. Read »

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