Devin Hester | WR | Atlanta Falcons
Posted: 9/18/2014 10:44pm et
Atlanta Falcons WR Devin Hester left the Week 3 game in the second quarter Thursday, Sept. 18 because of cramps, but came back into the contest in the third quarter.
Huddle Up: Before leaving, Hester scored a pair of TDs, including a 62-yard punt return that established him as the NFL's all-time leader in return scores. He also scored on a 20-yard end-around rush but was not targeted in the passing game in the first half.
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.