The Bears' coaching staff has spent the weekend refuting speculation that the electric kick returner's role in the offense would be diminished with the team's depth at wide receiver.
"The talent has always been there (for Hester)," Drake said. "It's just a matter of not having him play 70 plays a game and throw to him twice."
The Bears, however, are very high on Jeffery, possibly setting up a training camp battle with Hester as the team's third receiver.
"Devin is going to be on the field," Tice told the Sun-Times. "If he's not on the field, then they should fire me."