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Bears bring in Reynaud

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Back in April, the Chicago Bears took a flier on veteran return specialist Darius Reynaud.  Now that veteran return specialist Eric Weems has been dumped, the Bears have given Reynaud a job.

The team announced on Monday night that Reynaud, a former West Virginia standout, has joined the team.  At the NFL level, Reynaud has played for the Vikings, Giants, Titans, and Jets.

Reynaud has appeared in 48 regular-season games, and he has returned 102 punts for 985 yards (9.7 ypr) and two touchdowns.  He also has returned 104 kickoff returns for 2,347 yards (22.6 ypr) and a touchdown

The Bears also added cornerback Peyton Thompson and dumped a couple of special-teamers:  long-snapper Chad Rempel and punter Tress Way.

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21 Responses to “Bears bring in Reynaud”
  1. crik911 says: Aug 18, 2014 9:35 PM

    I miss #23 already.

  2. bubbybrisket says: Aug 18, 2014 9:43 PM

    Camp body

  3. smartestpackerfan says: Aug 18, 2014 9:44 PM

    Super Bowl

  4. vikesr4reel says: Aug 18, 2014 9:59 PM

    Man the bears D is awful!

  5. rho1953 says: Aug 18, 2014 10:11 PM

    Bears fans should be in a state of anxiety about their defense. They have been pushed all over the field in the first two preseason games. Their defensive line is being manhandled. Yes, I know there is no gameplanning, but that makes it even worse. The most basic thing in football is holding your ground and the Bears can’t do it.

  6. 11dancingditkas says: Aug 18, 2014 10:37 PM

    Can he also serve as special teams coordinator?

  7. calvinthegreat82 says: Aug 18, 2014 10:37 PM

    @rho1953

    Your rant is completely false and incorrect. Jared Allen and Tim Jennings didn’t even play in the 1st game against the Eagles.

    Foles got some much pressure, the Eagles O line had to hold the Bears DL men and there was a flag every play. Plus the Bears DL forced (2) INT from Foles and they completely shut down the best RB in the game.

    Didn’t see the Jags game, but all I hear is it was the Bortles show, which means he played against our 2nd and 3rd stringers….

    Try again.

  8. calvinthegreat82 says: Aug 18, 2014 10:39 PM

    We won both games, I’m really worried.

  9. snaponrules says: Aug 18, 2014 10:39 PM

    rho1953 says:
    Aug 18, 2014 10:11 PM
    Bears fans should be in a state of anxiety about their defense. They have been pushed all over the field in the first two preseason games. Their defensive line is being manhandled. Yes, I know there is no gameplanning, but that makes it even worse. The most basic thing in football is holding your ground and the Bears can’t do it.

    _______________________________________________________

    Worried about both the D and ST
    Have no idea what emery/tres seen in either tucker or joe d. both are horrible coaches that even bad teams have gotten rid of.
    When you get fired from the jags your career should just end.
    Which is what both these “coaches” have in common.

    Would have rather they hired an unknown D.Cord and ST coach instead of the known horrible coaches we got. Who have been fired by the likes of the browns and jags.

  10. ditkassweatervest says: Aug 18, 2014 10:55 PM

    Rho1953…. Do you watch the games or just troll bears posts. I saw the D-line pressure nick files into to picks in two series. Yes they struggled against Jacksonville… But that can be expected for a team that is featuring 5 new starters. And Trevor Scott has Ben a beast. We have more DE’s than we know what to do with. BEAR DOWN

  11. ditkassweatervest says: Aug 18, 2014 10:57 PM

    Nick foles*

  12. cribbage12 says: Aug 18, 2014 11:29 PM

    I think this is Hootie from that Blowfish band. Da Bears know how to pick ‘em.

  13. thedano says: Aug 18, 2014 11:50 PM

    rho, you’ve seen 6-7 possessions out of the starting D right? Do they have issues, sure. But the Eagles didn’t do much against the Bears starting D, they ran it up against the backups. Let’s see how the real games go.

  14. secretbonus1 says: Aug 19, 2014 12:43 AM

    This guy is a talented returner and explosive RB/WR.

  15. rfgatwordpress says: Aug 19, 2014 3:57 AM

    First of all, its the second preseason game, has anyone ever determined what a team will do in the regular season because they looked good or bad in the preseason? Furthermore, they didnt look good in the 2nd game but they looked very good against Philly!? How do you explain looking good against a very good offense and looking bad against a very bad offense? Other then its the 2nd game of preseason, I dont know what to say, other then relax! The D doesnt need to be stupendous in the first handful of games, they need to be middle of the pack and once the Bears have everyone in place they will be there in my opinion! The D gelling in the 2nd half of the season and the O puttin up good numbers is what we needs to happen, and going into the palyoffs on a role!

  16. rfgatwordpress says: Aug 19, 2014 4:08 AM

    As far as Hester is concerned, you might be cryin and whining about it, but the Bears paying him 2-3 per year to be a kick returner, that is practically obsolete and a punt returner that does not have anywhere the kind of production he used to just isnt in the cards… especially for a player that JUST RETURNS PUNTS! Most NFL PR’s are receivers as well? Why does Hester make 3m/yr to come onto the field sporadically to return a punt and then…. goes and sits on the sidelines? He wasnt that good anymore? Its done get over it! We have a very solid offense, now and if theres a returner that can do JUST AVERAGE, thatll be good enough because we should really be that confident in out O to get the extra 5 10 15 yards that a TOTALLY AVERAGE PR would not get!

  17. tennesseetitan78 says: Aug 19, 2014 8:52 AM

    Actually this guy did pretty good as a returner for the Titans for a yr or two. He had his returns for TDs with them. But making some costly mistakes got him dumped off the team…like catching the kickoff to run out of the end zone to only run back into in for a safety. Not a very good RB

  18. rl7911 says: Aug 19, 2014 9:15 AM

    The Bears are probably the weakest team up the middle of any team in the NFL. Emery has clearly struggled drafting defense.

  19. bassplucker says: Aug 19, 2014 12:18 PM

    The Bears had to do something. The guy who really could have helped them (Chris Williams) pulled his hammy vs. Philly… and Weems was just plain awful.

  20. larryboodry says: Aug 19, 2014 6:22 PM

    This guy’s gotta be better than Weems.

  21. fazsha says: Aug 20, 2014 12:41 PM

    I suppose they are being very careful with Williams’ hamstring, but I would be shocked if he was not the guy back there once the regular season starts.

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