R. W. McQuarters sparingly returned punts before Leon Johnson became the full-time punt returner following Milburn's departure. Johnson performed admirably but his performance last season does not guarantee him the starting gig heading into camp. Johnson is expected see an expanded role in the backfield with the departure of James Allen.
The Bears have several options for returners that include Johnson, David Terrell, Dez White and Ahmad Merritt. The Bears need to find someone to provide the big plays that they lacked on special teams last season.
Another interesting prospect is Delaware wide receiver Jamin Elliot, who was the Bears 6th round pick. Elliot posses 4.5 speed and returned kicks in college.
Speed Camp The return game could get a little help from former NFL standout Don Bebee, who will conduct speed drills with select Bears players. Bebee, along with Dr. Jeff Shot, formed House of Speed and conduct speed camps across the nation with kids, young adults and professional athletes. Bebee will work with the team two times a week through June.