Perhaps looking for a boost in Devin Hester’s return game, the Bears limited the wide receivers snaps last Sunday against the Panthers.
Hester played only 19 snaps on offense against the Panthers, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. Hester was playing nearly every down the rest of the season.
Biggs points out that Hester will be on the field more when Jay Cutler returns to the lineup. (After all, any receiver can run routes when the team calls the Todd Collins interception play.) Still, the Bears may like the results they saw in Carolina. Hester ripped off a 50-yard punt return.
Earl Bennett and Devin Aromashodu picked up some snaps with Hester on the sideline more.