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Report: Devin Hester visiting the Falcons today

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The Bears made it clear they didn’t want Devin Hester to return, now he’s looking for someone to return for.

According to Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com, the veteran return specialist is visiting the Falcons today.

Hester has said he has “at least 15 teams,” interested, and he’s looking for the right fit.

He’d make an immediate impact for the Falcons in the return game, and they don’t have the kind of personnel needs that would require him to even try to do anything else.

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18 Responses to “Report: Devin Hester visiting the Falcons today”
  1. crik911 says: Mar 18, 2014 9:29 AM

    I cannot begin to understand why the Bears let this guy out of the building. Let’s get him around $1 million per year and let the Windy City flyer do his magic again.

    If you check the returns last year he was one or two blocks away from TD’s at least 3 times I can remember. He needed better blocking.

  2. crik911 says: Mar 18, 2014 9:33 AM

    I feel like that kid in the Steve Smith leaving Panthers video, except I don’t have Cam Newton to fall back on. Whyyyyyy!!!!!!

  3. chc4 says: Mar 18, 2014 9:44 AM

    We haven’t had a dynamic returner since Tom Dwight.

  4. chc4 says: Mar 18, 2014 9:44 AM

    Or Tim Dwight.

  5. GBwomenrhot says: Mar 18, 2014 9:50 AM

    Come on, there’s nothing else this guy can do but return kickoffs and punts….and 50% of the Kickoffs will be in the endzone and he’ll run backwards on half the Punts–so why would anyone sign him?

    The NFL outlawed players like Devin.

  6. atlfan31833 says: Mar 18, 2014 10:17 AM

    Please!!!!! Sign him!

  7. doall24 says: Mar 18, 2014 10:21 AM

    would take hester in a heartbeat. he still got game.

  8. ghostof34 says: Mar 18, 2014 10:23 AM

    I will say this for Devin, last year he had his best year on KO returns averaging 27+ yards a return. So he still has value to someone, just not a Bears team that has so many holes on defense and is cap strapped. If he wants to come back for the vet minimum, maybe the Bears would listen.

  9. jkindler429 says: Mar 18, 2014 10:41 AM

    Come to Green Bay my friend the return job is all yours.

  10. 1rockyracoon says: Mar 18, 2014 10:58 AM

    “He’s looking for the right fit.” It’s amazing how the “right fit” is almost always the team that offers a player the most money. It reminds me when god told Reggie White to sign with Green Bay. Turns out GB was also offering the most money.

  11. richcranium2112 says: Mar 18, 2014 11:01 AM

    Head north to the promised land like most FIBs do!!

    Make the flatlanders shudder!!

  12. Shinnbone says: Mar 18, 2014 11:07 AM

    The Packers should talk with him, their offer couldn’t be turned down, 100 Grand for the year and the ABSOLUTE HONOR OF PUTTING ON A GREEN BAY PACKERS JERSEY would complete the deal!

  13. chopper911 says: Mar 18, 2014 11:08 AM

    Hester finished sixth in kickoff return average and third on punt returns in 2013…. Sign him…

  14. kane337 says: Mar 18, 2014 1:17 PM

    Please please please sign him Falcons!

  15. bizieman says: Mar 18, 2014 2:17 PM

    Elway would like to sign you. Please answer when he calls.

  16. footballnut85 says: Mar 18, 2014 6:15 PM

    15 teams, bah! Keep dreaming Hester. You had your moment of glory. These guys always refuse to believe its over!

  17. jobber33 says: Mar 18, 2014 6:59 PM

    This clown saying he’s looking for a team with the right fit means, he’s probably looking to become a WR again and suck for another team. He claims he’s the best player in all of football saying he could play CB, WR and returner. Well he failed at WR, never was good at CB in college and did have a career as a returner. For those saying he was just a block or 2 away from breaking for TD’s on returns, well that could be said about almost every guy out there. We Tressman told him last pre-season he wouldn’t be a WR, he sat on the side pouting instead of trying to stay late and get one of the QB’s and the WR coach to stay and work with him. Guys that want to get better do that all the time.

  18. laxcoach37 says: Mar 18, 2014 9:31 PM

    Way past his prime! He was not even the best in KR/PR average. He plays no other position and 73% of all Kickoffs are Touchbacks. No thanks…

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