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Bears and Devin Hester In Contract Talks

With his increasing involvement in the Bears offense and his potential as a #1 receiver, the Bears have decided to put their money were their mouth is and start work on a new contract for the Pro Bowl kick returner.

The Bears also have made the decision to start throwing more to Devin Hester. Money, that is. The team has held informal discussions with Hester's agent, Eugene Parker, about a new deal and it will move to the forefront along with efforts to extend the contracts of defensive tackle Tommie Harris, kicker Robbie Gould and, potentially, defensive end Mark Anderson. The idea is to ensure young core players are in place well beyond 2010.