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More than just Devin Hester

Bears' special teams have contributed to surprising season in various ways

Updated: January 21, 2011, 1:39 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Blocking for Devin Hester is reward enough, you'd think.

"If they block hard, they have a chance to be a 'SportsCenter' highlight," said Bears long snapper Patrick Mannelly.

And then there's always the reality that if not special teams, then what? After the rationalizing and the reconciling, the initial disappointment and perhaps bitterness at not playing on offense or defense, it often comes to that.

They may be running into each other at roughly ...

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