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17 Devin Hester WR
Height/Weight: 5-11/190 | Birthdate: 11/4/1982 | Birthplace: Riviera Beach, FL, USA | Team: Atlanta | College: Miami (Fla.) | NFL Experience: 9 | Owned/Started%: 17/2
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Falcons list six probables on final injury report for Week 7


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) The Falcons listed seven players on their final injury report for Week 7 at Baltimore, and only wide receiver Harry Douglas was ruled out for the contest. Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux (knee), guard Justin Blalock (back), wide receiver Devin Hester (hamstring), wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle), linebacker Prince Shembo (knee) and linebacker Nate Stupar (knee) were all labeled probable for Sunday's game after practicing in full on Friday.

Falcons WRs Julio Jones, Devin Hester active in Week 6


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/12/2014) Falcons wide receivers Julio Jones (ankle) and Devin Hester (hamstring) are active for Sunday's Week 6 matchup with the Bears.

Jones was listed as probable to play Sunday on the team's final injury report of the week, while Hester carried a questionable tag. The receivers will look to take advantage of a Bears back seven decimated by injuries.


Falcons in fine shape heading into clash against Bears


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/10/2014) Wide receiver Harry Douglas might be the only injured inactive player Sunday for the Falcons when they host Chicago. No teammate has been deemed any worse than questionable.

The questionables on the Friday injury report are guard Justin Blalock (back) and wide receiver Devin Hester (hamstring). Safety Kemal Ishmael (ankle), premier wideout Julio Jones (ankle), tackle Jake Matthews (ankle) and linebacker Prince Shembo (knee) are all probable.


Falcons' Devin Hester not pleased with Chicago breakup last year


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2014) Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester was not pleased with the way things ended in Chicago, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. When speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Hester showed his frustrations on how he played out the final year of his contract and how the Bears did not meet his asking price of $3 million per year.

"Chicago didn't offer me anything. They didn't offer me no contract," Hester said. "They didn't call me or nothing, They didn't call me, period, pretty much. I didn't hear from Chicago. They didn't say they were going to re-sign me. All I know is that they were going to go in a different direction."

Hester already spurned his former coach with a rushing touchdown and a punt return touchdown in Week 3. Now he'll get his first crack at his former team on Sunday at the Georgia Dome. Hester has 14 catches for 212 yards and a touchdown through five games.


Falcons WRs Julio Jones, Devin Hester cleared to play


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (ankle) and wide receiver Devin Hester (ankle) were cleared to play Week 5 at N.Y. Giants. Both players were listed as probable.

Falcons injury list dominated Friday by probables


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/3/2014) The loss of wide receiver Harry Douglas and guard Justin Blalock to injury for the Sunday game against the Giants can't mask an encouraging Friday injury report for the Falcons. Only four other players are on the list and they are all probable.

That quartet are wide receiver Devin Hester and Julio Jones, both with ankle injuries, linebacker Prince Shembo (knee) and safety Kemal Ishmael (ankle).


Devin Hester reflects well on Harry Douglas


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/29/2014) With Harry Douglas inactive because of a foot injury, Devin Hester played the role of third wheel to Julio Jones and Roddy White Week 4 at Minnesota, catching five passes for 70 yards and a touchdown.

The 70 yards were more than Douglas has had in a game this season. Yet because the performance came with Douglas sidelined, it only further validated that the Falcons offense is designed for three wide receivers and able to sustain three wide receivers. Between quarterback Matt Ryan's poor showing in Week 2 and the early injury to Douglas in Week 3, Douglas' relevance to Fantasy owners had been in doubt.

When Douglas returns, Hester won't just go away, but he was clearly a lesser part of the passing game in Week 2 and before Douglas went down in Week 3. I'm thinking Douglas is still the better choice as a bye-week replacement and occasional start in points-per-reception leagues.


Devin Hester scores again Week 4


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester managed to haul in a score Week 4 against the Vikings.

Hester was used as a deep threat during the contest, but his only touchdown came on a short pass. Hester actually lined up in the backfield on the play, and was able to take a short reception 36 yards for the score. Hester did injure himself late, but was able to return to the game. He finished with five receptions for 70 yards and a score. 

Hester will take on the Giants Week 5. 


Two Falcons wideouts good to go


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/28/2014) The Falcons should have two of their wideouts ready for Week 4.

Both Roddy White and Devin Hester are active for the contest. Both players entered considered probable, so the moves shouldn't come as a surprise. 


Roddy White among notable probables for Falcons in Week 4


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/26/2014) The following players were all full participants for the Falcons in practice on Friday and have been deemed probable for Week 4 at Minnesota: Wide receivers Roddy White (hamstring) and Devin Hester (ankle), linebacker Prince Shembo (calf) and running back Antone Smith (hamstring).

Two injured Falcons WRs practice in full, one limited


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2014) Falcons wide receivers Devin Hester (ankle) and Harry Douglas (foot) were full participants in practice Wednesday. Wide receiver Roddy White, who missed Week 3 due to a hamstring injury, was limited.

"We anticipate tomorrow that Roddy's workload is going to go up," coach Mike Smith said, per ESPN. "That's going to depend on how he feels and recovers from today. I'm sure you've noticed but basically on Wednesdays, we've held him back when he's been healthy as well. 

"I keep telling him a lot of it is going to depend on the surface that we're playing on in terms of the number of snaps that he has. ... It was good to have Roddy back out there to participate."


Four Falcons players sit out practice Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2014) Falcons wide receiver Roddy White (hamstring), wide receiver Harry Douglas (foot), running back Antone Smith and wide receiver Devin Hester sat out practice Monday. Smith has a right hamstring injury, according to ESPN, but it is uncertain why Hester was held out.

Devin Hester makes big impact Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester made a big impact Thursday against the Buccaneers.

Hester caught just one ball for 25 yards, but found a way to make an impact in other places. He managed to score on his only carry, running in a 20 yard touchdown. Hester then managed to score on a punt return, breaking the NFL record for return touchdowns. He did so with former record holder Deion Sanders watching the game. Hester would leave the game twice due to cramping.

He'll take on the Vikings Week 4. 


Devin Hester leaves again Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester left Thursday's game for a second time.

Hester was able to return from a cramping issue in the third quarter. After returning a punt, he was taken back to the locker room again. It's unclear whether he's dealing with cramping again, or if this is a more serious issue. Considering the Falcons lead, it's unlikely Hester gets back in even if he's healthy. 


Devin Hester able to return Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester was able to return Thursday against the Buccaneers.

Hester left in the second quarter while dealing with cramps. He returned to action to field a punt in the third quarter. 


Devin Hester heads to locker room early


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester went to the locker room before half time Thursday.

Hester appeared to have trouble getting off the line while running a route. He was taken back to the locker room before the end of the second quarter. He's considered questionable due to cramping. 


Devin Hester breaks record for most returns


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/18/2014) Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester broke Deion Sanders' record for most return touchdowns Thursday against the Buccaneers.

With a little over seven minutes left in the second quarter, Hester ran back a 62 yard punt for the 20th return touchdown of his career. Hester also scored earlier in the game on a rushing attempt. 


Devin Hester fades into background


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/14/2014) Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester, who played a bigger role on offense than anyone expected Week 1 against New Orleans, catching five passes for 99 yards, went back to being primarily just a return man Week 2 at Cincinnati. He was targeted just once, catching a 2-yard pass.

The Falcons couldn't get their offense going like they did against the Saints. Specifically, their receivers struggled to pick up yards after the catch on the short passes the Falcons live and die by. Hester was no exception on the one chance he got, but Julio Jones (13 targets), Roddy White (eight) and Harry Douglas (eight) all got plenty more.

Hester will hope for a bigger role Thursday night when the Falcons host the Buccaneers to kick off Week 3.


Falcons emphasizing four-receiver look


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2014) The Falcons are putting a new emphasis on a four-receiver set featuring Julio Jones, Roddy White, Harry Douglas and Devin Hester, reports ESPN.com. The lineup "worked wonders" against the Saints as Matt Ryan threw for 448 yards in a 37-34 overtime win, the report said.

Atlanta plays with one running back and no tight ends in that formation.


Devin Hester shows what he can do as receiver


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/7/2014) Though the Falcons signed wide receiver Devin Hester this offseason mostly for what he brings as a return man, they were impressed by what he could do on offense in training camp and chose to make use of it Week 1 against the Saints.

Though he struggled on the team's first drive, committing a false start penalty and dropping what could have been a first-down grab on third-and-11, he was brilliant thereafter, piling up 99 yards, second-most on the team, on five catches.

Of those catches, none was bigger than a 21-yard grab over the middle with less than 30 seconds to go in the second half, setting the Falcons up for a game-tying field goal. Quarterback Matt Ryan showed his trust in the newcomer on that play.

Of course, Hester will have plenty of competition for looks going forward, with Julio Jones, Roddy White and Harry Douglas also catching five-plus passes for 65-plus yards in Week 1, but he'll aim for an encore Week 2 at Cincinnati.


Devin Hester catches another preseason touchdown


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/23/2014) Falcons return specialist/receiver Devin Hester caught a touchdown for the second straight week in preseason.

Facing the Titans on Saturday, Hester caught a short pass from Matt Ryan and took it 31 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. He played in the third quarter and was targeted five times, finishing with four receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown.

Falcons intrigued with Devin Hester at WR


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/7/2014) The Falcons are pretty deep at wide receiver with Julio Jones, Roddy White and Harry Douglas atop the depth chart. However, Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter is talking like the team will find a way to utilize returnman Devin Hester on offense.

"I've been very happy, as have all the coaches, with how Devin has taken to the wide receiver stuff," Koetter said Thursday, per the team's official website. "Terry Robiskie has done an awesome job with him. The other receivers are helping him and Devin's going to be an exciting player -- definitely a weapon that we added in the offseason that's going to help."

Though, the Falcons aren't looking to Hester to be another 1,000-yard receiver. Not with White and Jones already on the roster.

"He’s got the capability of playing and playing fast," Robiskie said. "He’s going to do some things and make some plays for us that I think, at the end of the day, when we get a chance to sit down, we'll say, 'Wow I didn’t know that’s what I was getting when I got him'

"Like I tell him every day: There’s not one person (here) who really gives a crap about what you did in Chicago. I’m happy for you that you’re in the record book. I think I’m in there, too. But can you help us win a Super Bowl? We need your help. I think he’s going to do some good things for us."


Falcons sign Devin Hester


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/20/2014) The Falcons have signed return specialist/receiver Devin Hester to a three-year deal, reports ESPN. Hester had spent his entire eight-year career with the Bears.

As an offensive player, Hester has limitations with 217 catches for 2,807 yards and 14 touchdowns. He did not catch a pass in 2013.

As a return man, Hester is special. He has 13 punt returns for touchdowns and five kick returns for scores. He had a punt return for a touchdown in 2013.


Devin Hester seeking $4 million per year


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2014) Free agent return man Devin Hester wants $4 million annually in his new contract, reports ESPN.com. Hester visited the Falcons on Tuesday as he continues his search for a new team.

Hester, 31, might not find a taker at $4 million per year, the report said.


Devin Hester visiting Falcons


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014) Free agent returner Devin Hester is visiting the Falcons on Tuesday, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He's returned 13 punts and five kickoffs for touchdowns in his career.