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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).
Mon, 03 Dec 2012 10:11:05 -0800
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said he is hopeful WR Devin Hester (concussion) will be available for Week 14.
Sun, 02 Dec 2012 08:39:28 -0800
The Chicago Bears have declared WR Alshon Jeffery, DL Cheta Ozougwu, OG Chris Spencer, CB D.J. Moore, WR Devin Hester, QB Josh McCown, DL Matt Toeaina inactive for Week 13.
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:34:55 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester (concussion) was ruled out of the team's Week 13 game.
Wed, 28 Nov 2012 14:53:47 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester (concussion) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.
Sun, 25 Nov 2012 11:02:22 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester (concussion) left the game early Week 12 after suffering a concussion and will not return.
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 20:47:43 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester had three receptions for 23 yards in Week 11 against the San Francisco 49ers Monday, Nov. 19. TE Kellen Davis checked in with two grabs for 20 yards, and WR Earl Bennett made the stat sheet with one catch for six yards.
Sat, 10 Nov 2012 04:58:41 -0800
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester has been targeted just twice in each of the last two games after a season-high six looks in Week 7.
Mon, 29 Oct 2012 06:10:15 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester played in 40 of the team's 55 offensive snaps in Week 8 at wide receiver.
Sat, 20 Oct 2012 13:00:29 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester (quadriceps) and LB Blake Costanzo (thumb) fully participated in practice Saturday, Oct. 20, and are listed as probable for Week 7.
Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:48:45 -0700
Chicago Bears LB Blake Costanzo (thumb), WR Devin Hester (quadriceps) and CB Sherrick McManis (hip) were limited in practice Friday, Oct. 19.
Thu, 18 Oct 2012 14:55:39 -0700
Chicago Bears LB Blake Costanzo (thumb), WR Devin Hester (quadriceps) and P Adam Podlesh (undisclosed) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 18.
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 10:23:15 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester is beginning to get comfortable with his role in the offense, according to QB Jay Cutler. Hester was frustrated earlier in the season for not getting enough looks in the offense.
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 05:35:00 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester saw his snap count go up in the team's Week 5 game. Hester was on the field at wide receiver for 25 of 75 offensive plays.
Tue, 02 Oct 2012 10:42:33 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester said offensive coordinator Mike Tice made it a point to get him more involved in the offense against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 4 after he voiced his displeasure with his role after the first three weeks. "(Tice) was trying to get me involved in the offense," Hester said. "He was trying to get me going. He told me he understood what I felt. And he told me he was glad to see a player who wants to be involved in the offense."
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 21:21:18 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester had three catches for just 38 yards in the Week 4 game Monday, Oct. 1, against the Dallas Cowboys, but one of the grabs was good for a 34-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
Sat, 29 Sep 2012 09:19:27 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester is not happy with his lack of touches on offense this season. Hester has just two receptions and two rushes through three games. "It's hard being one of the top electrifying players in the league and you're not able to get your hands on the ball as much as you want," Hester said. "They know I want the ball. I just have to keep working at it, keep my head up, and get better every day. And don't let it distract me." Hester is waiting to see the "Hester Package" the team talked about in the offseason. "Hopefully it'll come one day," Hester said. "I'm trying to figure out when it's going to come. It's a disappointing feeling. I know what I'm capable of."
Sat, 08 Sep 2012 06:25:10 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester will see some time as a kick returner, in addition to a punt returner and wide receiver, in Week 1. Hester will split reps with WR Eric Weems on kickoff returns, although Hester will be first up in the game.
Tue, 07 Aug 2012 14:20:15 -0700
Updating previous reports, Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester (illness) missed practice Tuesday, Aug. 7, due to illness. LB Brian Urlacher was excused from practice.
Tue, 07 Aug 2012 12:34:27 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester (undisclosed) did not practice Tuesday, Aug. 7.
Sat, 04 Aug 2012 06:55:34 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester (personal) returned to practice Friday, Aug. 3.
Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:48:50 -0700
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester missed practice Thursday, Aug. 2, for personal reasons, according to Bears head coach Lovie Smith.
Thu, 02 Aug 2012 13:21:11 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester (leg) did not participate in the Bears afternoon practice Thursday, Aug. 2.
Sat, 28 Jul 2012 18:38:14 -0700
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester (leg) suffered a leg injury in practice Friday, July 27, and did not take part in the team's full-pad session Saturday, July 28.
Fri, 27 Jul 2012 14:46:11 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester (undisclosed) was escorted off the field by a trainer during practice Friday, July 27, after he collided with SS Major Wright.
Mon, 16 Jul 2012 05:09:12 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester will likely see a decrease in playing time this upcoming season; however, he could be more productive. Offensive coordinator Mike Tice will make sure he gets Hester in position to make plays whether it's in the backfield or at receiver.
Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:30:22 -0700
Chicago Bears WRs Brandon Marshall, Earl Bennett and Devin Hester could all see time in the slot this season because the team will be moving the receivers around to create favorable matchups.
Wed, 06 Jun 2012 07:56:55 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester may not return kicks this upcoming season due to him having an expanded role offensively. The Bears seem intent on implementing a "Hester package" on offense that could necessitate limiting Hester's special teams workload. "I think every now and then, I'm going to do kickoffs," said Hester, who still is expected to handle most punt returns. "It will depend on how the game is going. If I'm involved in the offense the whole first and second quarters, maybe I'll tell them to cut back on the kickoff returns. If I'm not getting that many touches on offense, of course I'm going to want to get some more touches on kickoff returns. That's how I see things panning out."
Wed, 30 May 2012 22:46:30 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester worked in the slot during practice Wednesday, May 30, in a role which might have offered a glimpse into his future role. "It's fun," Hester said. "It's easier to read coverages in the slot." New offensive coordinator Mike Tice and quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates said Hester would have an integral role in the offense despite the addition of WR Brandon Marshall during the offseason.
Thu, 24 May 2012 05:54:27 -0700
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler has been impressed with WR Devin Hester during offseaso workouts. Cutler said Hester is having the best camp of the team's receivers thus far.
Mon, 14 May 2012 06:15:21 -0700
Chicago Bears wide receivers coach Darryl Drake defended WR Devin Hester's role in the offense after the team drafted WR Alshon Jeffery in the second round of the NFL draft. Drake said Hester is not bothered by Jeffery's addition to the roster. "I promise you Devin's not reading press clippings about Alshon Jeffery," Drake said. "Devin Hester don't give a crap. He's gonna go out there and play."
Sun, 13 May 2012 10:15:02 -0700
Chicago Bears special teams coach Dave Toub said WR Devin Hester will still be the team's top kick and punt returner even though he is expected to get a bigger role on offense.
Sat, 12 May 2012 09:44:25 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester is expected to have a more significant role in the offense this season because the team plans to use him in a variety of ways.
Mon, 07 May 2012 13:28:27 -0700
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall believes WR Devin Hester will have a big year on offense this season and thinks Hester has the skills to be a Pro Bowl receiver. "Honestly I think he is going to have a bigger year than me this year. I just don't think he's been in an environment, a situation offensively that catered to him as a player. I think with [quarterback coach Jeremy Bates] and [QB Jay Cutler] growing and maturing, I think they will be able to put him in a better position this year to where he can probably do damage. I'm excited about everyone else, but the person I'm more excited to see is Devin," Marshall said.
Sun, 29 Apr 2012 10:36:39 -0700
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said the team still be using WR Devin Hester at wide receiver and will have a special package for him this season.