Falcons: Five observations from Day 3 of training camp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Here are five observations from Sunday's Day 3 session of training camp with the Atlanta Falcons: 1. DEVIN HESTER MIGHT HAVE THE CHOPS TO STEAL A FEW SNAPS ON OFFENSE THIS SEASON When the Falcons signed Hester to a three-year deal back in March, early reactions were positive. The move seemed safe, and a financially sound way to increase the team's return...
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HBO debuts Falcons' 'Hard Knocks' trailer for 2014 season

The opening day of the first NFL training camp is less than two weeks away, which means that football season is right around the corner. It also means another installment of HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” the behind-the-scenes show that gives fans an unprecedented look at the rigors of one team’s NFL training camp. This year’s show focuses on the Atlanta Falcons, who are hoping...
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Bears have wide-open competition to replace Devin Hester

After losing the best kick returner in NFL history in free agency, the Bears are planning for a significant competition in training camp to find his replacement. Devin Hester is now in Atlanta, which means Chicago is looking to fill both the punt return job and the kickoff return job. Among the candidates are Eric Weems, Micheal Spurlock, Armanti Edwards, Chris Williams and Michael...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Hester Likes Weed

Posted to Chicago BearsDevin Hester posted this photo with the title: “Chilling” This was posted to instagram today, notice anything odd? (should have said “Chilling, high as **** smokin’ this blunt”) Out of all the things in your closet that you could wear, then post later – why did he pick the weed socks? Is it because Atlanta likes to get high? After listening to...
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June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Six Atlanta Falcons storylines for 'Hard Knocks'

The Atlanta Falcons aren’t exactly a franchise that evokes razzle and/or dazzle, but the Falcons will nonetheless be featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks this summer. Here are six storylines to keep an eye on. 1) Veteran stars try to hang on: Steven Jackson, Osi Umenyiora and Devin Hester have been to a combined seven Pro Bowls, but all are past their prime and on the wrong side of...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons Land HBO’s Hard Knocks

Posted to SportsSo, we will get to see a lot more of Devin Hester after all folks.  Are you happy, mad, sad, or indifferent about the Chicago Bears not getting selected?   RT @NFLFilms: OFFICIAL- NFL Films is excited 2 announce #HARDKNOCKS will feature @Atlanta_Falcons, premiering Aug 5. — Atlanta_Falcons (@Atlanta_Falcons) June 12, 2014   101 total...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Inside The Numbers: Devin Hester Fell Off

Posted to Chicago BearsMany Chicago fans, including myself, are really going to miss Devin Hester in 2014. The excitement every time he touched the ball made you stop whatever you were doing and watch. When did this fade? Why isn’t he worth the money he once was? Other than the fact that he’s a pretty ****** receiver, he isn’t worth the money because he declined. In 2014...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rewind: Power Rankings, the Atlanta Falcons nickname, MVP odds, more

In case you missed it, the best columns from the cover32 universe this past week. National Columns - Top 10 in 2014: The best offensive tackles in the NFL today (READ) - Power Rankings: Rating NFL team nicknames from 1-32 (READ) - Ten teams that should have never passed on Colin Kaepernick (READ) - New NFL MVP odds for 2014 released (READ) You may also be interested in:Rewind...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Who is backing up Matty Ice; Grading Hester’s potential; and could Soliai the missing key?

Here are the top columns from the previous week in case you missed them! A look into the potential back-up situation for Matt Ryan Grading out Devin Hester’s potential impact Can Paul Soliai be the key to Atlanta’s defense? You may also be interested in:Weekly Rewind: Who is backing up Matty Ice; Grading Hester’s potential; and could Soliai the missing key?Devin Hester looking...
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June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin Hester looking to add flare to the Atlanta Falcons this season

The Falcons scored big with the offseason acquisition of Devin Hester. Hester, even at 31, can still be an explosive asset to any roster including a youthful squad such as the Falcons. Outside of being the best return specialist in the modern day era, Hester has proven that he can play a solid role on the offense as a wide out with his former team the Chicago Bears. However, Hester’s...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Option to use Hester at WR position? Grade “C”

The return game for the Falcons has looked like a revolving door for 2013. Jacquizz Rodgers took on the role of kickoff returner for the most part of last year, and after a concussion knocked him out of the game for the rest of the season, Jason Snelling stepped in. Harry Douglas and Robert McClain took turns at punt returning but didn’t leave too much of an impression. It was...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

How will the Chicago Bears replace Devin Hester?

The Chicago Bears have been immensely spoiled when it comes to returns since 2006.  Over that time, they have had Devin Hester-the greatest return man in NFL history-handling both kickoff and punt return duties for all but five games.  But Hester is now an Atlanta Falcon, meaning that the Chicago Bears head into training camp […] The post How will the Chicago Bears replace Devin...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin Hester Says He Didn’t Want to Leave Chicago

Chicago Bears News - The most electrifying football player in Chicago sports history said goodbye today. Devin Hester tweeted all his fans to say he didn’t want to leave Chicago and that he will retire as a member of the Chicago Bears. To all my Bears fans I never wanted to leave the Bears, the organization decided to go another route with me. The things I did in Chicago — Devin...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Hester comes south; offensive line struggles

It has been a week full of “will they or won’t they” style questions around cover32 Atlanta. There was a lot of moving pieces around the NFL this week, but Atlanta saw the their fair amount of the press this week by their latest roster addition. Late Thursday, news broke that the Falcons signed Devin Hester, formerly of the Chicago Bears. Here is everything to get you caught...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons reel in return man Devin Hester with 3-year deal

The Atlanta Falcons made another interesting acquisition in free agency on Thursday, signing kickoff and punt returner Devin Hester to a three-year, $9 million deal that brings one of the best return men in NFL history to the NFC South. Hester hopes to make some noise with the Falcons Hester, who holds several league records thanks to his big-play ability in the kicking game, spent...
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks, 49ers among several teams that showed interest in Devin Hester

After signing with the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday,  kick returner Devin Hester told the media that his decision came down to the Seahawks, 49ers, Buccaneers, and Dolphins. Devin Hester said he also considered Tampa, San Fran, Miami, and Sea with Atlanta. — vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) March 21, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: '...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons news: Devin Hester signs 3 year deal with Falcons.

The Atlanta Falcons have not scored a touchdown on a kick return since 2010, that maybe set to change in 2014 after the agreed terms with the league's best current kick returner Devin Hester.The former Chicago Bears kick returner Hester was a free agent who had gained some interest in free agency.Devin Hester agreed to a three-year contract with theFalcons on Thursday, NFL...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin Hester: Newest Atlanta Falcon

For the past nine years Devin Hester has electrified the NFL with his elite return ability. The only difference this season is the face that he will be in a Falcons uniform. Atlanta and the electrifying return man and wide receiver came to an agreement today on a three year contract. Although he may be past his prime Hester, 30, still managed to return a punt for a touchdown and...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Aggressive Falcons bolster return game with Hester signing

Ever since the Atlanta Falcons lost Pro Bowl special teams returner Eric Weems to the Chicago Bears following the 2011 season, their return units have been nothing special. As they continue a dramatic makeover this offseason, following a 4-12 performance last year, the Falcons signed three-time Pro Bowler Devin Hester, who owns the NFL record for combined punt/kickoff touchdown returns...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin Hester signs with Atlanta Falcons

Devin Hester has been dubbed the “Windy City Flyer” and the “greatest return specialist in NFL history.” He also raced a cheetah for “Nat Geo WILD’s Man v. Cheetah.” But he didn’t have a NFL team since the Bears parted ways with him exactly two weeks ago. It was thought that he would land with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he reunited with his former Coach on the...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Falcons Sign Devin Hester To Three-Year Deal

Devin Hester has reportedly agreed to a three-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons. Former Bears return specialist Devin Hester agreed to terms on a 3-year deal with the Atlanta Falcons, per ESPN source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 20, 2014 Terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed. The former 2006 second round pick (No. 57 overall) out of Miami (FL) was reportedly seeking...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin Hester signs with Atlanta Falcons

Chicago Bears News - Former Chicago Bears kick return extraordinaire Devin Hester has signed with the Atlanta Falcons. Former Bears WR/KR Devin Hester agrees to terms on 3-year deal with Falcons. (via @AdamSchefter) — SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 20, 2014 Hester provides an immediate upgrade in field position for the Atlanta Falcons who finished...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

10 bargain NFL free agents still available

All too often, front offices around the NFL try so hard to scoop up what they think are the missing pieces to their Super Bowl puzzle on the open market that they wind up bending over backwards for overpriced big-name free agents that fail to live up to expectations. Unfortunately for these teams and their fans, dishing out loads of money in free agency rarely leads to championships...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Devin Hester wants $4 million a year

Devin Hester is the best return man in NFL history. And he wants to get paid like it. An NFL personnel evaluator whose team has discussed a deal for Hester tells Rob Demovsky of that Hester is seeking a contract that pays about $4 million a year. If that’s true, it’s ridiculous. The closest comparison to Hester in free agency this year is former Broncos return man...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Devin Hester looking for $4 million per year

According to Rob Demovsky of,  free agent kick returner Devin Hester is looking for $4 million a year. According to an NFL personnel evaluator whose team has discussed the possibility of going after Hester, the former Pro Bowl return specialist is currently seeking a deal in the $4-million-per-year range. If Hester wants to sign somewhere, he’ll likely have to lower his...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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