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Sherrick McManis a bulwark on Bears special teams
Sherrick McManis a bulwark on Bears special teams

One of the Bears coaching staff's missions during the preseason was to find eight core special teams players who could cover kicks and block for returns with the discipline and precision to make the third phase an asset for the team rather than a liability. The search was complicated because several linebackers on the rebuilding defense don't play special teams, and that was evident in the form of some big returns against the Bears during exhibitions. But special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis at least is confident is cornerback Sherrick McManis, whose 15 special teams tackles last season ranked second on the team to the departed Blake Costanzo's 17. "He's...