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While there are plenty of changes this season, special teams is almost completely different. Pro Bowl long snapper Don Muhlbach returns, other than that new faces abound. Here are five changes for special teams:
1. Danny Crossman is gone and has been replaced as special teams coordinator by John Bonamego. He’s brought in some new drills and a new system of how special teams operates. It was an area of weakness last season.
3. Nick Harris is gone as the punter and will be replaced by rookie Sam Martin or Blake Clingan. It’ll be determined in training camp and the preseason. Both looked good during minicamp and OTAs.
4. Stefan Logan is out as the returner. Auditions are ongoing. Reggie Bush could step in as a punt returner, but it's likely they'd rather have him concentrate on the offense.
5. Micheal Spurlock and Montell Owens, both special teams specialists, have been signed while Kassim Osgood is gone.