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6-10, 4th in NFC North
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The best returner of all time?

According to the stats, nobody in history has matched Devin Hester's return production, either on a career or year-by-year basis.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Devin Hester told me "yes sir" when asked if he wants to continue his NFL career. He politely declined to discuss his release from the Falcons.

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Bears, Bucs coach Lovie Smith on whether Devin Hester is a Hall of Famer: "Yes. Absolutely. When you are the best to ever play that position in the NFL, you should end up in the Hall of Fame. He changed the way the game was played." Hester, 33, was released by the Falcons Tuesday, and his immediate plans remain unclear.

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Vote: Is Devin Hester a Hall of Famer?

There is no doubt Devin Hester is the greatest return man in NFL history, but is that enough to earn him a spot in Canton?

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Brian Urlacher on whether Devin Hester is a Hall of Famer: "100 percent."

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11hJeff Dickerson

Former Bears DL Corey Wootton retires at 29

Corey Wootton is retiring from the NFL after six seasons in the league. He recorded a career-high seven sacks for the Bears in 2012.

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All eyes will be on Alshon Jeffery

Health has often been a concern for Jeffery, but it will be even more crucial this year as he plays on the franchise tag and seeks a long-term payday. Injury questions

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears placed OL Nate Chandler on the Reserve/Retired list, the team said on Saturday. Chandler, who joined the Bears in June, appeared in 37 games with 19 starts in three seasons (2012-14) with the Carolina Panthers. He did not appear in any games in 2015 after being placed on Injured Reserve in September.

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Jeff Dickerson, Bears Reporter

Jeff Dickerson joins Dari and Booger to discuss what the progression will be for Jay Cutler now that he has a new OC.

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Will Jeffery earn top-wideout money?

If Bears WR Alshon Jeffery hits the market coming off the franchise tag, John Clayton thinks a big pay day is coming from anyone willing to pay it. Clayton: Best 2017 free agents (Insider)

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears terminated the contract of vested veteran DB and return man Omar Bolden, who appeared in 56 games with one start over four seasons with the Denver Broncos (2012-15),

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Charles Tillman feels the memorable interception he had vs. Randy Moss and the Vikings in 2003 "put me on the map" but his legendary one-on-one battles with Calvin Johnson "made me a better player."

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Charles Tillman thanks the entire Bears organization for allowing him to return and sign a one day ceremonial contract. "I'm thankful to the fans, coaches and teammates who supported me both on-and-off the field," Tillman said.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears are about to honor Charles Tillman, who arrived at Halas Hall with his family on Friday to sign a one day contract to retire as a member of the Bears.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears signed OL Amini Silatolu and waived QB Dalyn Williams, the team announced on Wednesday.

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The art of Charles Tillman's 'Peanut Punch'

Charles Tillman made the "Peanut Punch" famous during his 13 NFL seasons. With the cornerback retiring earlier this week, Matt Bowen breaks down how Tillman forced 44 career fumbles.

Bears force plenty of three-and-outs

The Bears' defense ranked seventh in the NFL in three-and-outs forced per drive last season, according to Football Outsiders. Sneaky Strengths (Insider)

Team Stats

Passing Yards228.923rd
Rushing Yards115.711th
Points For20.923rd
Points Against24.820th

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