As the Bears continue sorting through special teams issues, one thing you cannot accuse them of is complacency.
No team in the NFL has used more players on special teams. So far, a club-record 65 have gotten action, a figure only six teams have surpassed since 1993. The Jaguars set a record with 71 in 2012.
The high number — the average this season is 54.1 – is attributable to a multitude of reasons. Injuries have forced roster juggling. The club is on its fourth returner and last week injured kicker Robbie Gould sat out. Players who haven't worked out have been replaced.
The turnover and injuries that have forced the Bears to hold roster spots for several...