"LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Don't expect newcomer Brandon Meriweather to help out much on special teams. The two-time Pro Bowl safety is expected to contribute on the field against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, but it will probably be on defense, not special teams, according to Chicago Bears special teams coordinator Dave Toub."
"He does not play special teams," Toub said. "The only thing he did in his past was play on kickoffs, [but] he did that as a rookie. The last couple years he hadn't played special teams. He's probably not going to do that role. He needs to really focus on the defense. He's probably going to get some reps on there on defense this week. So he needs to focus on that."
Meriweather, who signed a one-year deal with the Bears after being released by New England, is expected to push starters Chris Harris and Major Wright for playing time at safety. The former first-round pick recorded 12 interceptions over the past three seasons for the Patriots. " http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/bears/post?id=4671792