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Devin Hester is a forgotten man these days. Though still a very dangerous returner — arguably the best in NFL history — his role in the Chicago Bears’ offense has diminished, seemingly by the week.
The four-time Pro Bowler has just two catches thus far, in addition to a pair of rushes. The paltry numbers have dismayed Hester, who expressed unhappiness with the way he’s being utilized.
“It’s hard being one of the top electrifying players in the league and you’re not able to get your hands on the ball as much as you want,” Hester said Friday, via ESPNChicago.com. “They know I want the ball. I just have to keep working at it, keep my head up, and get better every day. And don’t let it distract me.”
Hester is not a primary option in Mike Tice’s offense, a stark contrast from how former coordinator Mike Martz used him. Through his first three games last season, Hester had seven catches for 139 yards as an outlet for quarterback Jay Cutler.
Tice acknowledges plays are being drawn up
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AROUND THE WEB
The Chicago Bears are listing running back Matt Forte (ankle)
as questionable for tonight’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, and coach Lovie
Smith has been very non-committal regarding 26-year-old’s status. Meanwhile, wide receiver Earl Bennett (hand)
is also on the team’s injury report as questionable, while defensive end Julius
Peppers figures to play.
I wouldn’t even know where to begin with Devin Hester quest to get the football more.
In my opinion he’s between a rock and a hard place.
What exactly do you do with a guy who’s not talented enough to be a starting receiver, yet not big enough to be a running back.
Well according to Devin Hester via ESPN Chicago, the Bears need to figure it out.
Hester is frustrated...
Bears List RB Matt Forte As Questionable For Monday Night -
Pro Bowl running back Matt Forte is questionable for the Chicago Bears’ game Monday night at Dallas because of a sprained right ankle. Forte practiced on a limited basis this week after sitting out a win over St. Louis. He was injured in a loss at Green Bay on Sept. 13 and left that game. The Bears also listed receiver...
Bears running back Matt Forte (ankle) will check out his ankle in warmups before making the call. "It's a game-time decision for Matt. He's made a lot of progress," said coach Lovie Smith on Monday morning.Fantasy Spin:Fantasy owners who handcuffed Forte and backup Michael Bush will have to wait until after warmups to get their final answer. Bush, who is dealing...
The Chicago Bears have listed running back Matt Forte and wide receiver Earl Bennett as questionable for Monday night’s match up with the Cowboys, per Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune.
Even though Forte is questionable, I’d be surprised if he plays. But then again, you never know.
Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon, who led the club to its only Super Bowl victory in franchise history, discusses the onset of early stage dementia.
Monday Night Football presents Bears-Cowboys this week. Now that sounds fun. If Dallas wins, they join the Eagles at 3-1 atop the NFC East standings. If Chicago wins, they join the Vikings at 3-1 atop the NFC North standings. The Vikes will be alone if first place at the quarter mark should the Bears fold down in Jerry World. Who had that before the season started? As for tonight...
Chicago Bears (2-1) at Dallas Cowboys (2-1)
The Cowboys ended last season by getting destroyed defensively by, among others, the New York Giants. They lost 4 of their last 5 to blow the division and finish at 8-8, while they watched the Giants go on to eventually hoist the Super Bowl trophy. Given that, it’s no surprise that they spent as many resources as they did on the defensive...
The Chicago Bears head into their Week Four Monday night matchup with the Dallas Cowboys a little banged up.
Bears Injury Report
RB Matt Forte- Questionable (ankle), limited participation in practice on Saturday.
"Matt looks good,'' running backs coach Tim Spencer said via Chicagotribune.com. "Matt does everything that he's supposed to do to try to...
It wasn't a Sunday night or Monday night game, but it was still another embarrassing loss to the Chicago Bears for the St. Louis Rams.I did predict that it was going to be a loss for the Rams, but I thought the Rams would have a better performance then they actually did. The Bears beat the Rams 23-6. The Rams only scored two field goals courtesy of rookie Greg Zuerlein.The Rams...
According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Bears running back Matt Forte will play tonight against the Cowboys, barring a setback.
Sources tell me barring a freak setback Matt Forte is healthy and set to play tonight. He’s telling teammates he will be active, good to go!
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) October 1, 2012
With Forte likely playing, I’m sure Michael Bush will get his share of carries.