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Next man up: Eric Weems

WR/KR Eric Weems (Frederick Breeden/Getty)

Eric Weems yesterday filled a dual role as kick returner and wide receiver in place of Devin Hester, which is exactly the reason GM Phil Emery signed Weems this offseason.

This past offseason, Chicago Bears GM Phil Emery spent considerable time, effort and cap money boosting the club's special teams. One of the biggest acquisitions was Eric Weems, whom Emery signed to a one-year deal at the start of free agency. "Eric Weems we feel like is going to come in and contribute as a receiver, a punt returner, a kick returner and a cover player on [special] teams," Emery... Recommended Stories