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Devin Hester

Atlanta Falcons
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Falcons | Devin Hester could help on offense

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."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Michael Cunningham

Falcons | Devin Hester expects returner to be top role

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Wesley Toomer

Falcons | Devin Hester terms

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Aaron Wilson

Seahawks | Checked in on Devin Hester

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter

49ers | Were interested in Devin Hester

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter

Buccaneers | Had interest in Devin Hester

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - D. Orlando Ledbetter

Falcons | Devin Hester to be used creatively

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Vaughn McClure

Falcons | Agree to terms with Devin Hester

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.

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Dolphins | No visit with Devin Hester scheduled

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Miami Herald - Barry Jackson

Packers | Devin Hester could be option

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Rob Demovsky

NFL | Devin Hester has big asking price

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Rob Demovsky

Falcons | Devin Hester visiting

Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:23:37 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons are visiting with free-agent WR/KR Devin Hester (Bears) Tuesday, March 18.

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Dolphins | Interested in Devin Hester

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Chris Perkins

Buccaneers | Devin Hester willing to join 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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Rich Campbell

Buccaneers | Could pursue two returners

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 07:55:17 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could pursue free-agent WRs Dexter McCluster (Chiefs) and Devin Hester (Bears).

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Tampa Tribune - Roy Cummings

Bears | Devin Hester will not return

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.

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Buccaneers | More on Devin Hester

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.

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Bears | Devin Hester likely to hit free agency

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Buccaneers | Looking for impact returner

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Tampa Bay Times - Joe Smith

Buccaneers | Could target two in free agency

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.

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Bears | No guarantee Devin Hester will return

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNChicago.com - Jeff Dickerson

Bears | Devin Hester gets work on defense

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."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Rich Campbell

Bears | Devin Hester ties NFL return touchdown mark

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.

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Bears | Devin Hester sets club record

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs

Bears | Michael Ford shines in preseason game

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs

Bears | GM thinks Devin Hester can be a factor again

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.

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Bears | Unsure what role Devin Hester will have in game

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs

Bears | Devin Hester motivated

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.

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Bears | Devin Hester raced cheetah for TV show

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."

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Bears | Three locks at WR, open after that

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Dan Pompei

Bears | Devin Hester competing

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.

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Bears | Devin Hester could have bigger role on special teams

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNChicago.com - Jeff Dickerson

Bears | Devin Hester doesn't work with receivers

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Brad Biggs

Bears | Devin Hester on board with role

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Sun-Times - Adam L. Jahns

Bears | Devin Hester at workouts

Thu, 04 Apr 2013 07:47:14 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester has been attending the team's voluntary workouts.

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Bears | Devin Hester attending 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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ChicagoBears.com - Larry Mayer

Bears | Devin Hester unlikely to play WR

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Kevin Seifert

Bears | Head coach met with Devin Hester

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNChicago.com - Jeff Dickerson

Bears | Devin Hester may seek trade

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."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Chicago Tribune - Vaughn McClure

Bears | Devin Hester could benefit from a fresh start

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNChicago.com - Jeff Dickerson

Bears | Want Devin Hester to have fun again

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."

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Bears | Do not believe Devin Hester will retire

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."

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Bears | Devin Hester to retire?

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNChicago.com - Jeff Dickerson

Bears | Three probable

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.

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Bears | Four limited

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.

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Bears | Three limited

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.

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Bears | Not planning to add WR

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).

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Bears | Devin Hester hopeful for Week 14

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.

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Bears | Week 13 Inactives

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.

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Bears | Devin Hester ruled out

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:34:55 -0800

Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester (concussion) was ruled out of the team's Week 13 game.

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