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Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:55:30 -0700
Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Hester is the greatest returner of all time, according to Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith. Smith said Hester is a special player with the ball in his hands and is not looking forward to going against him Thursday, Sept. 18.
Mon, 08 Sep 2014 11:59:19 -0700
Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Hester could return more kicks and punts when the team plays outdoors, according to head coach Mike Smith.
Sun, 07 Sep 2014 23:40:38 -0700
Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Hester caught five passes for 99 yards Sunday, Sept. 7, against the New Orleans Saints. Hester did not catch a single pass last year while with the Chicago Bears.
Fantasy Tip: As if quarterback Matt Ryan needed any more offensive help, Hester's good outing could bode well for Week 2 and beyond. Hester's Week 1 price on FantasyScore was $3,700, which was 7.4 percent of the salary cap, and it might rise a bit following this outing.
Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:12:02 -0700
Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Hester could become a weapon on offense, because he has worked with the wide receivers during training camp, according to offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter. "I've been very happy, as have all of the coaches, with how Devin has taken to the wide receiver stuff. [Wide receivers coach Terry Robiskie] has done an awesome job with him and the other receivers have helped him. Devin is going to be an exciting player, definitely a weapon that we added in the offseason that's going to help."
Thu, 29 May 2014 21:00:38 -0700
Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Hester said he expects his primary role will be as a kick and punt returner this upcoming season. He said he could be used on offense every once and a while.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 07:45:23 -0700
Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Hester received a three-year, $9 million deal with $4 million guaranteed. He received a $2.5 million signing bonus and has salaries of $1 million, $2.5 million and $3 million.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:27:10 -0700
Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Hester said the Seattle Seahawks showed interest in him before he decided to sign with the Falcons.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:26:03 -0700
Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Hester said the San Francisco 49ers showed interest in him before he decided to sign with the Falcons.
Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:25:41 -0700
Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Hester said the Tampa Bay Buccaneers showed interest in him before he decided to sign with the Falcons.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 13:49:03 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons plan to use WR Devin Hester in "creative ways" this season. He played both wide receiver and defensive back in his time with the Chicago Bears, although he didn't play receiver last season.
Fantasy Tip: Hester could be used as a wide receiver, but he's unlikely to see enough targets to be relevant for fantasy gamers. His biggest asset continues to be his return skills on special teams.
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:20:02 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms with WR Devin Hester (Bears) on a three-year contract Thursday, March 20. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Fantasy Tip: Hester does not really have a lot of fantasy value since his value is on special teams. He could make the Falcons D/ST a bit more attractive.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 11:57:24 -0700
The Miami Dolphins have not scheduled a meeting with free-agent WR Devin Hester (Bears) at this point even though they have expressed interest in him.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:48:27 -0700
The Green Bay Packers could show interest in free-agent WR Devin Hester (Bears) if they are comfortable with his asking price. The team has not pursued Hester at this point.
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:47:27 -0700
Free-agent WR Devin Hester (Bears) is currently looking for $4 million per season in his next contract.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:23:37 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons are visiting with free-agent WR/KR Devin Hester (Bears) Tuesday, March 18.
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 09:11:44 -0700
Free-agent WR Devin Hester (Bears) said the Miami Dolphins have contacted his agent about their interest in Hester. Hester said 13 teams have expressed interest in him and that he is willing to play wide receiver for his next team.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:18:57 -0800
Chicago Bears impending free-agent WR Devin Hester said he would be open to signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this offseason, because he has played for head coach Lovie Smith before.
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 07:55:17 -0800
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could pursue free-agent WRs Dexter McCluster (Chiefs) and Devin Hester (Bears).
Thu, 06 Mar 2014 05:32:22 -0800
The Chicago Bears will not re-sign free-agent WR Devin Hester, according to Hester. He said the team wants to go in a different direction.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:26:14 -0800
It is unlikely there will be a reunion between Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith and impending free agent WR Devin Hester (Bears), in the opinion of Ian Rapaport of NFL Network.
Tue, 04 Mar 2014 10:52:36 -0800
There have been no attempts at re-signing Chicago Bears impending free agent WR Devin Hester. Hester is likely to hit free agency.
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:52:50 -0800
Tampa Bay Buccaneers special teams coach Kevin O'Dea said finding a difference-maker in the return game will be a high priority for the team this offseason. The team could show interest in Chicago Bears impending free-agent WR Devin Hester or Kansas City Chiefs impending free-agent WR Dexter McCluster this offseason.
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:18:34 -0800
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could target either WR Devin Hester or WR Dexter McCluster if they are available in free agency, in the opinion of Tom Krasniqi of WDAE Tampa.
Thu, 02 Jan 2014 09:19:04 -0800
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said there is no guarantee WR Devin Hester will return in 2014, due to salary cap issues.
Sat, 23 Nov 2013 06:12:23 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester got work with the defensive backs in positional drills Friday, Nov. 22. Hester said he could contribute on defense if he is needed. "I think so, but we're deep at DBs right now," Hester said. "We have second and third options if anything goes wrong with the guys playing now. If push comes to shove, it's fourth quarter, 2 minutes left in the game and we need to go any kind of coverage with me back there, I'll do it."
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 12:22:33 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester has tied Deion Sanders' NFL record by scoring the 19th return touchdown of his career during Week 7's game against the Washington Redskins. Hester extended his own league record by scoring his 13th career punt return touchdown; he has also returned five kickoffs and one missed field goal for touchdowns.
Sun, 15 Sep 2013 19:47:20 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester set a club record with 249 kickoff return yards in Week 2 against the Minnesota Vikings. He had 621 kickoff return yards in the entire 2012 season, and his career high is 934 yards set in 2007.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 09:29:38 -0700
Chicago Bears RB Michael Ford could provide some competition for WR Devin Hester as the team's return man after breaking three tackle on a 100-yard kickoff return. Ford could also make the team as the third running back with RB Armando Allen (hamstring) dealing with a hamstring issue.
Thu, 08 Aug 2013 12:47:24 -0700
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said he has seen something in WR Devin Hester during training camp that makes him believe Hester could be a factor as a returner again. "I think he feels very good about where his body is at, where his mind is at, to have that type of season and we're looking forward to watching him," Emery said. Hester has worked exclusively with the special teams unit during camp.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 16:52:26 -0700
Chicago Bears special teams' coordinator Joe DeCamillis said he is unsure what role WR Devin Hester will have in the team's first preseason game Friday, Aug. 9.
Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:21:39 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester said he is motivated by some people who think he has lost a step.
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 08:42:01 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester and Tennessee Titans RB Chris Johnson each took turns racing a cheetah for a cable TV show which will air in November. Hester said the idea to race the cheetah was an "unusual proposition."
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 08:18:40 -0700
Chicago Bears WRs Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Earl Bennett are locks for the 53-man roster, but after that it is wide open. WRs Joe Anderson and Eric Weems might lock up a fourth receiver job, and could be battling each other since they are each solid on special teams. WR Devin Aromashodu is in the mix for a job, and then there is seventh-round pick Marquess Wilson and WR Devin Hester, who is more known for his prowess as a return man. The team is likely to keep five receivers plus Hester.
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 08:06:14 -0700
Chicago Bears KR Devin Hester is competing to keep his job as the primary kick returner. WR Earl Bennett is also fielding kicks, and at age 31, Hester could become a salary cap casualty.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:58:25 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester worked with the second-team kickoff and punt coverage teams during the team's offseason workout Wednesday, April 17. Special teams coach Joe DeCamillis said the team is looking into the possibility of expanding Hester's role on special teams.
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 15:09:27 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester did not work with the wide receivers Tuesday, April 16, during the first day of the team's voluntary minicamp. Instead, he worked all special teams plays, including kicks and punt returns. "I love it, man," Hester said after practice. Head coach Marc Trestman said Hester will focus on being the team's return man.
Fantasy Tip: With this news, Hester won't be fantasy-relevant in 2013, unless your league awards individual points for return yards and scores.
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 07:00:57 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester is fully on board with his prospective role as full-time returner. "It was kind of my idea to let me more focus on my kickoff and punt return thing," Hester said. "It was more of my idea to do it."
Fantasy Tip: Him not playing offense as much makes him pretty useless in fantasy, but it's probably a wise move for the better of the team.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 07:47:14 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester has been attending the team's voluntary workouts.
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 12:50:07 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester did report for the start of voluntary offseason workouts Tuesday, April 2, even though he has expressed frustration about his role.
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 08:33:38 -0700
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said he is uncertain if WR Devin Hester will even practice with the receiving corps this season, let alone play there. He is considered purely a returner for now.
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 10:43:53 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Marc Trestman said he has met with WR Devin Hester this off season.
Sun, 03 Feb 2013 07:19:59 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester said he has no plans to retire at this time; however, he may need a change of scenery in the offseason. Hester felt totally ignored on offense, at times. His frustration mounted and he lacked focus as his touches faded both during games and in practice. "I'm not making any excuses. I know some of the plays I should have made in terms of catching the ball. But I just wasn't feeling it. My mind wasn't there the majority of the time," Hester said. In terms of seeking a trade, Hester said, "It's a possibility. I'm loyal to my team. But the fans and my teammates have to understand where I'm coming from."
Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:32:43 -0800
With a new coach in Chicago, WR Devin Hester could benefit from a fresh start in a new city, according to Jeff Dickerson, of ESPN Chicago. The Bears still could use Hester on special teams, but it is unlikely he would be asked to contribute much to the offense.
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:58:43 -0800
Chicago Bears special teams coach Dave Toub said Wednesday, Jan. 16, that WR Devin Hester just needs to start having fun to return to the form that made him one of the most dangerous players in the NFL. "He still has a lot of talent," Toub said in a radio interview. "You see it in practice. It's more mental with him. He has to get his mind right, and once that thing starts clicking, he's going to be fine."
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 05:29:02 -0800
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said he believes WR Devin Hester was just speaking emotionally and that he won't be retiring after a frustrating season. "Obviously, Devin's under contract, so if he sent his retirement papers in, I would know," Emery said. "But I don't anticipate that. I think he's a great competitor. I think that was an emotional situation that evoked an emotional response, and I certainly understand that."
Mon, 31 Dec 2012 09:28:43 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester said Monday, Dec. 31, he is not sure if he's going to continue playing in the NFL.
Fri, 07 Dec 2012 12:23:01 -0800
Chicago Bears OT Gabe Carimi (hamstring), WR Devin Hester (concussion) and WR Alshon Jeffery (knee) practiced Friday, Dec. 7, and are probable for Week 14.
Thu, 06 Dec 2012 15:25:26 -0800
Chicago Bears OT Gabe Carimi (hamstring), WR Devin Hester (concussion), DT Stephen Paea (foot) and OG Chris Spencer (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 6.
Wed, 05 Dec 2012 16:05:52 -0800
Chicago Bears OT Gabe Carimi (hamstring), WR Devin Hester (concussion) and OG Chris Spencer (knee) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Tue, 04 Dec 2012 10:45:56 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said the team is not considering signing a wide receiver due to the injuries to WRs Alshon Jeffery (knee), Devin Hester (concussion) and Earl Bennett (concussion). WR Brandon Marshall was supporting the idea that the club should go out and sign a veteran wideout such as WR Mike Sims-Walker (Jaguars).