Devin Hester | WR | Atlanta Falcons
Posted: 8/7/2014 4:26pm et
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.'
Huddle Up: Stop reading if you've heard this before. Hester has had his moments playing WR, but they peaked 5 years ago with a career-high 57 catches for 757 yards. In the 4 seasons since he's totaled 89 receptions and 1,086 receiving yards, but none of that came last year as he was strictly a return man for the Bears. Don't expect many offensive looks in Atlanta -- unless injury calamities befall Roddy White and Julio Jones for a second straight season.
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.