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Special teams ace Devin Hester likely to retire

Devin Hester holds the NFL record for most combined kickoff and punt returns for touchdowns. He’s been an elite-level return man for the better part of the past decade. And after playing one game as a member of the Seattle Seahawks, it now appears that Hester is about to call it quits. “I told my wife it’s pretty much my last year,” Hester told reporters following Saturday’s...
Via Sportsnaut
January 15, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Seattle lineman trips Russell Wilson; causes safety

Devin Hester had just returned a punt down to the Atlanta Falcons 10 yard line and the Seattle Seahawks looked like they were taking control of their NFC playoff game. A penalty negated the return and Seattle started inside their own 10 yard line instead of at the Atlanta 10 yard line. Two plays later, one of the Seattle Seahawks offensive linemen tripped Russell Wilson causing...
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January 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Devin Hester signed by Seahawks for playoffs

The Seattle Seahawks are adding what they hope will be a difference-maker for the postseason. According to FOX NFL reporter Jay Glazer, Seattle is signing Devin Hester for the playoffs. Seahawks are signing return maven Devin Hester for the playoffs. — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 4, 2017 Hester, 34, was with the Ravens this season before being released in December. He...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 03, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots bring in Devin Hester for tryout

To say that rookie cornerback Cyrus Jones has been disastrous returning punts this season would be an understatement. Whether it’s the multitude of muffed punts or his inability to actually field punts, Jones has been horrendous in that aspect of the game. In an attempt to see if there are better options out there, the New England Patriots have reportedly brought veteran Devin...
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December 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Ravens waive Devin Hester

The Baltimore Ravens surprisingly cut Devin Hester on Tuesday following the team’s loss to the New England Patriots on Monday night. We have waived WR/RS Devin Hester. Story to follow. — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 13, 2016 Hester, the most dynamic kick/punt returner the NFL has ever known, has scored 19 career touchdowns on punt and kick returns. This year, he...
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December 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Devin Hester shares workout video, is not ready to retire

Devin Hester was released by the Atlanta Falcons last month and is recovering from offseason toe surgery, but the man many consider to be the best kick returner in NFL history is not yet ready to call it a career. On Wednesday, Hester shared a video on Instagram showing him planting and making cuts during a drill. A video posted by Devin Hester (@devin_anytime_hester_17...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Four-time Pro Bowler and return ace Devin Hester released by Falcons

The days of solely making it in the NFL as a return specialist may be slowly fading away. And the greatest returner in NFL history is serving as an example to this claim. In a somewhat surprising move, dynamic return ace Devin Hester was released by the Atlanta Falcons. The move comes on the eve Falcons’ training camp, with players set to report to training camp on Wednesday...
Via The Comeback
July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Falcons Release Devin Hester; Veteran Reportedly Has No Retirement Plans

Devin Hester’s time in Atlanta is over, but he hopes his carer isn’t done. The Falcons on Tuesday released the veteran wide receiver and kick returner after he spent two seasons with the club. Hester turns 34 in November, but NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported that Hester still has interest in playing. If Hester is to land another job, he’ll have to prove he can stay healthy...
July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Devin Hester released by Falcons

Legendary return man and so-so wide receiver Devin Hester has been released by the Atlanta Falcons, the team announced Tuesday morning. Originally drafted in the second round by the Chicago Bears, Hester has NFL records in total return touchdowns (20) and punt return touchdowns (14). Perhaps his most memorable moment came in Super Bowl XLI when he returned the game’s opening kickoff...
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July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Chiefs compare rookie returner to Devin Hester

The Kansas City Chiefs believe they have a returner comparable to Devin Hester in rookie Tyreek Hill, who the team controversially drafted in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL draft. “When you evaluate players, you always compare them to other people,’’ Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub said, via ESPN. “[Hill is] a dynamic returner. You can see it clearly on tape, his speed...
Via The Sports Daily
June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

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