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Bears move Devin Hester to offense


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The Bears have added one of the NFL’s most electrifying playmakers to their offense without signing a free agent or making a trade. Coach Lovie Smith revealed Monday that All-Pro return specialist Devin Hester will switch from defense to offense beginning with this weekend’s full-squad minicamp.

“I think Devin Hester is one of the most exciting players in the NFL with his hands on the football,” Smith told ChicagoBears.com.

“I think he would be an excellent defensive back also. We just feel that this is in the best interest of us and him for him to achieve his full potential as a football player.”

Hester will work with the wide receivers at minicamp, but he’s also expected to line up in the backfield at times and could be utilized like the New Orleans Saints’ Reggie Bush.

“Right now we’re not going to put any limits on it,” Smith said. “We have a new piece to the puzzle. We’re anxious to see what we can do with him and the role that he’ll develop into.

“There are a lot of different ways we can go. You can make a case for him being a slot receiver. You can make a case for him being a single receiver when we go to our two-tight end, two-running back packages. You can make a case for him from the running back position.

“He’s an offensive weapon right now. That’s the only limit we put on him.”

Hester starred at the University of Miami as a wide receiver, running back, cornerback and return specialist. He told the Bears that he wanted to play cornerback in the NFL much like his idol, Deion Sanders, and conceded that he had to be convinced to make the switch.

“We had several meetings until I just really said that there’s no ‘I’ in ‘team’ and however I can help the team I’m willing to do it,” Hester said.

“It’s going to be a great experience. I’m just going to go over there and try to give a little spark to the offense. There will be more opportunities to make big plays and I think it’s a great idea.”

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Now they just need a QB to throw the ball deep to Hester. I Love the Bears, but they are starting to Lose my interest, especially since they signed another QB from Florida with Leak. I mean Come ON!! If I can tell who Grossman is going to throw the ball to, then I'm willing to bet the Entire Secondary knows... give me a Freakin' Break.

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Now they just need a QB to throw the ball deep to Hester. I Love the Bears, but they are starting to Lose my interest, especially since they signed another QB from Florida with Leak. I mean Come ON!! If I can tell who Grossman is going to throw the ball to, then I'm willing to bet the Entire Secondary knows... give me a Freakin' Break.

Hester is a heck of a ballplayer, the more he touches the football the better

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Well, I guess the Bears are going to install the Wildcat formation in their offense.

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