Devin Hester Released by Falcons: Latest Comments and Reaction

July 26, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Atlanta Falcons released veteran wide receiver and longtime return ace Devin Hester on Tuesday.
The Falcons confirmed the roster move on their official site.
Hester signed with the Falcons ahead of the 2014 campaign after spending the first eight years of his career with the Chicago Bears. While he's never made a major impact on offense—his career high is 57 catches—his return ability made him a key weapon in the past.
The 33-year-old Miami product has racked up 19 career touchdowns on special teams—14 on punt returns and five on kick returns. But the rule changes on kickoffs and his fading physical skills as he heads into his mid-30s have made him less of an asset in recent years.
Just two of his return touchdowns have come since the start of the 2012 season. He's also made just 61 catches on offense during that span.
That said, Hester felt he could still make an impact when healthy. He played in just five games last season due to a ...

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