Devin Hester | KR | Atlanta Falcons
Posted: 3/20/2014 7:38pm et
The Atlanta Falcons agreed to terms with WR Devin Hester (Bears) on a 3-year contract Thursday, March 20. Financial terms were not immediately disclosed.
Huddle Up: Hester, who wasn't used as WR last season in Chicago, will find targets hard to come by if the Falcons' top wideouts (Julio Jones, Roddy White and Harry Douglas) are all healthy, but the Falcons insist there are "creative" ways to get Hester involved in the offense. Remain somewhat skeptical for now.
Posted: 3/20/2014 1:41pm et
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.
Huddle Up: Could Hester follow the lead of Julius Peppers and become the second ex-Bear to join the rival Packers this offseason? Green Bay recently lost WR James Jones, but Hester has had mixed success at best out wide and his reported $4 million asking price may be too rich for G.B.
Posted: 3/6/2014 1:34pm et
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.
Huddle Up: The Bucs, now guided by former Bears coach Lovie Smith, remain an obvious landing spot for Hester, who for fantasy purposes, is strictly a kick returner after failing to catch a pass last season in Chicago.
Posted: 3/4/2014 4:00pm et
There have been no attempts at re-signing Chicago Bears impending free agent WR Devin Hester. Hester is likely to hit free agency.
Huddle Up: Even though he'll turn 32 this fall, Hester remains a kick-return force with 18 combined kickoff- and punt-return scores in his career. His WR production, however, is a another story with his numbers dipping each season since establishing a career high with 57 grabs for 757 yards and 3 TDs in 2009. Even a possible reunion with former Bears coach Lovie Smith in Tampa is reportedly a longshot, according to an NFL Network report.
Posted: 1/31/2014 12:59am et
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.
Huddle Up: Hester will be 32 this November, but new Bucs coach Lovie Smith certainly is familiar with him, having coached Hester for 7 seasons in Chicago.
Posted: 6/17/2013 11:40am et
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.
Huddle Up: Maybe over the offseason Father Time has sapped Hester of his ability to be one of the most dynamic return men in the game. But if the Bears kick him to the curb you can bet he'll find another home elsewhere in the league. Fantasy owners should view Hester as a value-add to your team defense/special teams or as a return man with a smidgeon of contribution at receiver, with the Bears or elsewhere.