Johnnie Knox is getting reps as the punt returner in Chicago. Before you throw a fit and scream WHAT ABOUT HESTER!?, understand that the Bears are just looking for backup punt return options at this point. Hester is still the main guy.
But let’s go ahead and take this opportunity to throw a WHAT ABOUT HESTER!? fit for kickoff returns. Knox, along with Danieal Manning and possibly Earl Bennett are scheduled to handle these duties for the Bears. All three have been excellent in this capacity, but not All-World excellent like Hester. But the Bears continue to be bent on forcing Hester into a starting receiver role. Just about any other team in football would realize Hester is a slot receiver (at best), and above all is, a return specialist.
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