Devin Hester: Injury was 'a little more than just regular turf toe'

While turf toe had kept Devin Hester out to this point in 2015, apparently his injury was worse than originally reported. Brett Davis USA TODAY SportsAnd now, the truth comes out.Fans of the Atlanta Falcons have anxiously awaited the return of Devin Hester, but turf toe had kept him sidelined. While turf toe can be a pretty rough injury it seems, he had been sidelined for longer...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Atlanta Falcons: Looking to bounce back from the bye week

The Atlanta Falcons received a late bye week during this year’s NFL campaign, and they could not have asked for it at a better time. The Falcons, after starting off at a red hot 5-0, have been brought back down to reality the past couple of weeks; underperforming as a unit and dropping three out of their last four contests. It’s hard to have predicted that the Falcons would have...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Devin Hester Jr. shows his moves on flag football touchdown

Sep 14, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester (17) runs a kick off return against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati defeated Atlanta 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports Mark Zerof USA TODAY SportsWhile we know Atlanta Falcons kick returner/wide receiver Devin Hester has some moves, apparently he's teaching his...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Devin Hester returns to practice on Monday

Sep 3, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester (17) on the field before a game against the Baltimore Ravens at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports Brett Davis USA TODAY SportsThe Atlanta Falcons got some good news on Monday, but it isn't something that will immediately impact them.According to D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin Hester’s son already juking people out of their shoes

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester is one of the best return men in the history of the NFL. He has returned more punts and kickoffs for touchdowns than any other player in the history of the NFL. It looks like his son has taken after Hester. He was playing in a flag football game when he made a couple of the kids look silly with a few of his dad’s moves. Devin Hester's son
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Three classic returns by Devin Hester with the Bears

He might be wearing some hideous red and black getup right now, but Devin Hester will be remembered by history as a member of the Chicago Bears. For eight years Hester was the most remarkable special teams playmaker ever to play for the Bears, tallying over 3,300 punt return yards and another 5,500 on kick returns. Oh, and he also scored a few touchdowns along the way. We may never...
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October 22, 2015  |  Discuss

What’s happened to Matthew Stafford?

Matthew Stafford started playing for the Detroit Lions in 2009. Jay Cutler started playing for the Chicago Bears in 2009. Stafford was the first overall pick in 2009, while Cutler was selected 11th overall in 2006 by the Denver Broncos. In Stafford’s six-plus seasons in Detroit—year seven only being five weeks old— so far Calvin Johnson has led the team in receiving six...
Via The Sports Post
October 13, 2015  |  Discuss

3 things you need to know about the Atlanta Falcons today

As the team continues to prepare for the Washington Redskins, here are a few thoughts about the Atlanta Falcons to get you through your Wednesday!   AROUND COVER32 QB RANKINGS: Who’s at the top after Week 4 of the NFL season? Games of the Week: Three can’t-miss games for Week 5 Power Rankings: How does the NFL stack up after Week 4 of the season? Heroes and Goats: Who stood...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons decide to place Devin Hester on short-term IR

The Atlanta Falcons are 4-0, but they're still making plenty of moves. The most recent move involves wide receiver/kick returner Devin Hester, who has yet to play a game during the 2015 regular season.According to, the team has decided to place Hester on the short-term IR, per head coach Dan Quinn.“We have decided to place Devin on short-term IR,” Quinn told...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons place Hester on short-term IR; out until Dec. 6

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) The Atlanta Falcons have placed wide receiver and return specialist Devin Hester on injured reserve-designated to return with a turf toe injury. Hester will be able to return at Tampa Bay on Dec. 6. Hester, who earned his fourth Pro Bowl berth in 2014, has not played this season because of the injury. He set a NFL record with 20 returns for touchdowns with...
Via AP on Fox
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons Place WR/KR Devin Hester On Short-Term I.R.

The Atlanta Falcons announced Tuesday that they are placing WR/KR Devin Hester on injured reserve with the designation to return. The Falcons also signed S Charles Godfrey and TE Tony Moeaki to contracts, and released TE Mickey Shuler. “We have decided to place Devin on short-term IR,” said Head Coach Dan Quinn. “We have been trying to treat his toe injury the best we...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Flashback Friday: Dante Hall of the Kansas City Chiefs

Before Devin Hester, before Josh Cribbs there was one man who reigned supreme upon all other kickoff and punt returners.  That man was none other than the Kansas City Chiefs super utility star Dante Hall.  “The Human Joystick” as he was often referred to, Hall was a 5th rd. pick taken by the Chiefs in the 2000 NFL draft.  During his career with the Chiefs, Hall returned 6...
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October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Will opponents stop kicking the ball to Tyler Lockett?

Tyler Lockett's playmaking ability on special teams makes him about as dangerous a player there is in the league.Perhaps the comparison that comes to mind first when thinking about speedy return men in the NFL is Devin Hester, who holds the record for special teams touchdowns with 20."Pretty soon they are going to stop kicking to him," head coach Pete Carroll said, via, ...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Falcons' Devin Hester kept out of practice

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester's toe injury kept him from practicing Wednesday and his availability for game time is up in the air until further notice. Leonard Hankerson has taken on the role of No. 3 receiver in meantime. "When he can feel that explosion that he has without the pain, then we'll know we're ready," head coach Dan Quinn said, via the team's official...
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September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin Hester ruled out of Falcons' season opener

Return specialist Devin Hester has been ruled out of the Atlanta Falcons' season opener Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. Hester had not practiced this week because of a toe injury. The team said Saturday he will not play. Linebacker Brooks Reed will also miss the game as he recovers from groin surgery.
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Hester, Reed ruled out of Falcons' season opener vs Eagles

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Return specialist Devin Hester has been ruled out of the Atlanta Falcons' season opener Monday night against the Philadelphia Eagles. Hester had not practiced this week because of a toe injury. The team said Saturday he will not play. Linebacker Brooks Reed will also miss the game as he recovers from groin surgery.
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Terrelle Pryor, Falcons, Giants & Seahawks

Terrelle Pryor According to Pro Football Talk, free agent Terrelle Pryor has chosen to remain a wide receiver and is scheduled to have two tryouts this week. Falcons Falcons announce that LB Brooks Reed (groin) and WR Devin Hester (turf toe) will not play in Week 1. According to Vaugh McClure, Hester could miss a “couple” of games ... The post NFL Notes...
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September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin Hester details strained relationship he had with Jay Cutler

Devin Hester reemerged as a receiving threat with the Atlanta Falcons last year, as he recorded 38 receptions for 504 yards and two touchdowns in quarterback Matt Ryan's offense. In 2013, his final year with the Chicago Bears, Hester did not record any offensive stats.Hester blamed his brief absence on offense on a strained relationship with Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, according...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin Hester Makes A Great Case To Be More Involved With Atlanta Falcons Game Plan

Devin Hester is a game-changer. He is the kind of guy that has the potential to turn any play in to a touchdown. He has proven time and time again that he has that kind of speed and talent. Yet, for some reason the Falcons have not made use of his skills a whole lot. He's been trying to lobby the team to let him get his hands on the ball more.Friday night he did the best thing he...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Hester trying to show Falcons his skills at wide receiver

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) Devin Hester didn't sound exactly thrilled when he arrived for the start of his second training camp with the Atlanta Falcons. The four-time Pro Bowl return specialist said he didn't fully understand what his role would be as a receiver in new coordinator Kyle Shanahan's offense. Now that the Falcons are past the first preseason game, Hester says everything...
Via AP on Fox
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Devin Hester is looking good at training camp

Everybody knows that Devin Hester is one of the greatest returners in NFL history, but he’s about a lot more than just that. Hester is a receiver, too, and a pretty good one at that. And he’s showing that off at Falcons training camp. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How all 32 teams stack up heading into training camp Fantasy Preview: The top-75 WRs for 2015 Five Things: The...
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin Hester remains unsure of his role in the new offense

For the bulk of the Atlanta Falcons players, it's been a whirlwind of an offseason. A new coaching staff is in place, which means it's time to prove yourself. While some players have an idea where they'll fit in the offense, D. Orlando Ledbetter of reports that Devin Hester is not one of those players. When asked about his role in the offense, Hester simply stated that he...
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July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Devin Hester win a second ESPY this year?

If you remember back in 2007, Devin Hester took home the ESPY for Best Breakthrough Athlete of the Year. It was a special moment for Hester, and to make things even more impressive, he has a chance for another special moment in 2015. As Vaughn McClure of ESPN explains, Hster has a chance to win his second ESPY this year, as his record-setting punt return was nominated. The record...
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June 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin Hester on role in offense: 'It's still up in the air right now'

Devin Hester knows things are changing with the offense of the Atlanta Falcons, but he's also well aware that he needs to show where he fits best in Kyle Shanahan's show. Hester's speed alone makes him a threat on almost every play, but after a season with 38 catches for 504 yards and two touchdowns, will he be able to build on those numbers in 2015?According to Vaughn McClure of...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin Hester puzzled, but not concerned by uncertainties in Atlanta Falcons’ offense

Devin Hester will go down in NFL history as one of the best returners. The Atlanta Falcons brought in the 32-year-old veteran not only for special teams, but also as a wide receiver. With new offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan in the fold, the structure isn’t very clear for Hester. But he’s also not very concerned. “It’s still up in the air right now. We’re just figuring...
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June 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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