Bears' Hester to return punts Sunday

Updated: August 27, 2009, 8:03 PM ET
Associated Press

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Devin Hester is ready to start fielding punts again.

Bears coach Lovie Smith Thursday said plans are for Hester to play at returner in Sunday's Bears game at Denver for the first time this preseason.

"I think it's important for us to see," Smith said. "This week we're playing the game like the regular season is here. You'll see most of our guys in a role that they will play during the course of the season.

"I don't think that there's a reason why we would ...

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