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  1. Will Lattimore debut for 49ers in '14?

    Tom Carpenter

    The San Francisco 49ers opened the 2014 NFL campaign with just two running backs -- Frank Gore and Carlos Hyde -- on their active game-day roster. They let LaMichael James go on Monday, which leaves them with only return man Bruce Ellington as a rush...

    Blog | September 14, 2014
  2. Will Bears call on Holmes as returner?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Chicago Bears let return man extraordinaire Devin Hester go during the offseason and still are seeking a solid replacement for him. "The third phase continues to be a problem area," noted ESPN Bears reporter Jeff Dickerson. "Maybe Chris Willia...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  3. Kain Colter a return man?

    Tom Carpenter

    Unless you are an early-round pick, earning a roster spot as a rookie wide receiver often comes down to whether you can chip in on special teams. First-year WR Kain Colter knows that he will have to impress in that regard in order to stick with the M...

    Blog | August 01, 2014
  4. Weems or Williams to replace Hester?

    Tom Carpenter

    Earlier this month, I took a look at which players could be in position to replace Devin Hester as the Chicago Bears' primary return man, noting that of the obvious candidates (Eric Weems, Micheal Spurlock, Armanti Edwards, Chris Williams, Michael Fo...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  5. How will Vikings use WR Patterson?

    Tom Carpenter

    The expectation when Cordarrelle Patterson entered the league last year was that it would take some time to develop his incredible natural skills as a receiver, so it's no surprise that his biggest impact was as a kick-return man, not as a pass-catch...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  6. Expectations for rookie Beckham

    Tom Carpenter

    Having snagged WR Odell Beckham with the 12th overall pick in the draft, the New York Giants surely hope he will make an immediate impact for them. His playmaking skills as a return man could be on display early on, but his role in their WR corps is ...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  7. Who replaces Hester for Bears?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Chicago Bears decided this offseason that they were going to move on from Devin Hester, the NFL's all-time leading return man. There isn't a shoo-in replacement on their roster at this time, so the likes of Eric Weems, Micheal Spurlock, Armanti E...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  8. Who is Lions' return man?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Detroit Lions have a pair of impact punt-returners in Jeremy Ross and Golden Tate. Pro Football Focus ranked Tate No. 1 and Ross No. 3 in punt returns last season. Tate was with the Seattle Seahawks then, so who will get the nod on returning punt...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  9. Lovie-Hester reunion in Tampa?

    Tom Carpenter

    Return-man extraordinaire Devin Hester said on NFL Network Wednesday that the Chicago Bears are "parting ways" with him. Last season, he led the NFL with 1,436 kick-return yards and scored on a punt return, giving him 19 total return touchdowns for h...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  10. New kickoff rules could hurt return men

    Todd McShay and Kevin Weidl

    Recent drafts have seen several teams spend later-round picks on wide receivers and running backs with speed and kickoff return ability, and that trend has shown up in the stats. Of the 16 NFL players who gained more than 1,000 yards on kickoff ret...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  11. Return men not always top prospects

    Kevin Weidl, Scouts Inc.

    The problem for most college return specialists is that their lack of size and unique skill set make it hard to find a way to contribute offensively. Their contributions are often limited, and it takes a creative offensive coordinator to find a role ...

    Blog | March 26, 2010
  12. NFL - New wedge rule will change kickoff returns, coverage and sa...

    Alan Grant

    New NFL rules eliminating the wedge on kickoffs should increase safety and alter return strategy.

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2009
  13. Hester, Cribbs elevate their teams to the top spots

    Ken Moll

    Explosive return men Devin Hester of Chicago and Josh Cribbs of Cleveland have their teams at the top of Scouts Inc.'s special teams rankings.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2008
  14. Flacco continues to improve; North return men are impressive

    Scouts Inc.

    A steady rain didn't mean Thursday's Senior Bowl practices were a wash, as scouts got to see how players handled the wet conditions and also saw valuable special teams action.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2008
  15. Calico's injury could have lasting effects

    Steve Muench

    Scouts, Inc., examines the impact of injuries to players such as Tyrone Calico and Mike Rumph.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2004
  16. Lewis' injury leaves Jags thin at WR

    Darrell Trimble

    Jermaine Lewis' injury is a huge blow to the Jaguars. Plus, notes on the Titans' stalled running game and more.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2003