Hester continues to be Bears' No. 1 kickoff returner

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Hester continues to be Bears' No. 1 kickoff returner

Devin Hester's role in the upcoming season has been a hot topic of discussion for Bears fans recently, but it appears there won't be questions for much longer.

Hester is currently expected to start opposite of Brandon Marshall at receiver, with rookie Alshon Jeffery in the slot.

After rumors began that newly-acquired wide receiver Eric Weems would decrease Hester's action on the field, special teams coach Dave Toub made sure to announce that won't be the case.

In an interview with Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune, Toub said, "Hester is still our No. 1 kickoff returner. We can put (Weems and Hester) back there and if they kick away from Devin, they'll kick it to Weems and we'll be in good shape."

Bears draft Ashland TE Adam Shaheen with second-round pick

Bears draft Ashland TE Adam Shaheen with second-round pick

The Bears dipped into the Division II ranks with their second round pick, selecting Ashland University tight end Adam Shaheen with the 45th pick in the NFL Draft Friday night. 

The 6-foot-6, 278 pound Shaheen began his collegiate career as a basketball player with Division II Pittsburgh-Johnstown, then transferred to Ashland to play football. Shaheen caugh 16 touchdowns in 2016. 

Shaheen earned the nickname "Baby Gronk" and said he went from being a 6-foot-4, 195 pound college freshman to his current size by eating a lot of Chipotle burritos

Shaheen's size would make him the second-largest tight end in the NFL, behind only the Detroit Lions Darren Fells (6-foot-7, 281 pounds). 

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Trubisky era is underway in Chicago

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Trubisky era is underway in Chicago

On the latest edition of the SportsTalk Live Podcast, the panel previews Game 6 between the Bulls and Celtics.

Later, the guys analyze the Bears' selecting Mitchell Trubisky with the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below: