Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Bears are expected to pursue free agent punter Steve Weatherford this summer once the new CBA is signed.
The Bears will let 37-year-old Brad Maynard walk after a 29th place finish in net average last season. Illinois alumnus Weatheford finished a more respectable 15th in net average while also tying an NFL record with 42 punts inside the 20-yard line. The Jets opted not to tender Weatherford, balking at the $1.2 million price tag.
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