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Bears Scouting Director Greg Gabriel's name is being mentioned for the GM job in Buffalo.

Gabriel, a Buffalo native whose first NFL job was as a part-time film grader with the Bills, was a GM candidate at Orchard Park in January 2006 when Levy surprised the league by returning to work for owner Ralph Wilson. Gabriel has only enhanced his résumé since then, and his name has come up at the Bills' offices in connection with the job.

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If Gabriel wanted, he could hand the Bills a business card that says "The Guy Who Drafted Devin Hester" under his name to pique their interest.

Devin Hester was named Special Teams Player of the Week.

On Wednesday, Hester was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for the fourth time this season and seventh time in two seasons. His 64-yard punt return for a touchdown helped break open the Bears' season-ending 33-25 win over New Orleans.

In 2007, Hester broke his own NFL record with six kick or punt returns for touchdowns. His fourth punt return TD of the season Sunday tied an NFL record shared by Jack Christiansen (Detroit, 1951) and Rick Upchurch (Denver, 1976).

With 11 TDs on punts and kicks in two seasons, Hester is two behind the all-time career record, held by Brian Mitchell.

Hester ready to put in the work this off season to become a go to receiver.

"I look forward to seeing what his future holds, because right now, there's just so many things that you can picture him being able to do," Bears head coach Lovie Smith said after his team's 33-25 victory over the New Orleans Saints at Soldier Field. "I think he can become a No. 1 receiver in the league, where you're coming into football games worrying about him as a receiver and not just as a returner, which he will continue to do for us.