Which Bears players are supposed to have surgery this offseason and when are they expected to be able to return to action?
General manager Ryan Pace revealed this week that inside linebacker Roquan Smith (torn pectoral) and tight end Trey Burton (hip) both recently had surgeries to repair injuries and that receiver Anthony Miller is expected to have a procedure on his left-shoulder for the second straight offseason. Smith, Burton and Miller are all expected to miss the offseason program and return for the start of training camp. In addition, the Bears are still in the process of determining whether quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will need to have surgery on his left (non-throwing) shoulder he injured early in a Week 4 win over the Vikings at Soldier Field.
Where does Cordarrelle Patterson rank in terms of all-time kickoff return average in NFL history?
Cordarrelle Patterson remains second in NFL history with a 29.9-yard average on 204 kickoff returns. The only player ahead of him is Bears Hall of Famer Gale Sayers, who averaged 30.6 yards on 91 returns. Patterson is third in league history with seven kickoff return touchdowns, one behind co-leaders Josh Cribbs and Leon Washington. Sayers had six kickoff return TDs in his career. In case you were wondering, Devin Hester had five.