Smith Is An Excellent Kick Returner
According to Manish Mehta from the New York Daily News, the Bears are the frontrunners for the services of New York Jets wide receiver/return specialist Brad Smith:
To follow up on what michaelombardi has said, I’m also hearing the Bears are leader in the clubhouse for Brad Smith right now.
NFL Network’s Lombardi tweeted this:
Brad Smith might be a Bear soon…
This is a good pick-up for when Danieal Manning leaves because the “Windy City Flyer” should not handle full-time kick return duties. Smith will add another dimension to Mike Martz’s offense with his ability to throw the rock and pick up yards after the catch.
Update: The coaching staff is on board with Smith, according to sources, but the front office isn’t yet sold on him.