For a few years Bears safety Adam Archuleta played along side Sean Taylor. Here he speaks about it.
"That's one of the things I regret: I wish we could have been closer. And we probably would have been if I would have been there longer."
Along with potential contracts coming for Lancer Briggs, Tommie Harris and Bernard Berrian you can add the cry for a new contract for Hester to that.
The player on display Sunday at Soldier Field was the biggest bargain anybody in Chicago will see this holiday season. Hester will earn $360,000 this season--about $73,000 less than Briggs makes per game-- and has two years and $975,000 left on a modest rookie contract.
He came cheap, originally signing a four-year deal that included a $255,000 roster bonus and a $907,500 option bonus for a total of $1.26 million in guaranteed money. The Bears probably could make that back in a weekend selling "Devin Hester, You Are Ridiculous!" T-shirts, even splitting profits with play-by-play man Jeff Joniak, who coined the phrase.