Kick returner Devin Hester remains unsigned as we near the end of the first week of free agency, but he said Saturday that it isn’t for a lack of interest.
Hester told Chris Perins of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that 13 teams have expressed interest in the services of one of the best return men in league history. One of those teams is the Dolphins and Hester is intrigued by the possibility of returning to the town where he went to college.
“I would love to play for the Dolphins,” Hester said.
You could probably insert the names of a few other teams in place of the Dolphins as Hester said there’s no leader for his services right now. That’s an indication that no one’s made an offer in the neighborhood of what Hester wants, which is a sign of the limited value of a player who only helps you on special teams.
Hester said he’s willing to play receiver for his next team after not spending any time on offense for the Bears in 2013, a decision he says he made because things “didn’t click” on that side of the ball. It’s unclear how much of a boost that will be to his prospects for employment given his minimal success as a receiver in the past, but a willingness to do it probably can’t hurt him at this point.