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Closer Look at Bannister

The Bears signed special teams ace Alex Bannister to a one-year deal on Wednesday. We examine what other teams were interested in his services, his ability as a receiver and what obstacles he'll have to overcome to stick around.

Bannister was a roster lock in past seasons with Seattle, but chronic injury concerns put him in the firing line. He had been on the market since June 2nd when the Seahawks released him after five seasons with the franchise. After a 2003 selection to the Pro Bowl for his special teams work, Bannister's 2004 was a disappointment. He was on his way to another excellent season when he broke his...

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