Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/1/13

DETROIT - JANUARY 3: Devin Hester #23 of the Chicago Bears looks on during the game against the Detroit Lions on January 3, 2010 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery said in a news conference Tuesday that he does not expect Devin Hester to retire. Hester said Monday that he would walk away after the team fired coach Lovie Smith. "Devin didn't come by," Emery said. "I saw the comments. I felt for Devin. Again, I take all that in context of these guys had played a long time. ... Devin came in as a draft pick with Lovie. I certainly understand the emotion. There will be a time when his emotions clear. "Devin has come into my office and we've talked before. My door is always open, and if he wants to do that, we can have the conversation. If he doesn't, I'm open to that, too. Obviously, Devin is under contract, so if he sent his retirement papers in, I would know. 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." Hester said Monday that Smith's firing was not the only reason he is co...
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