Devin Hester back to Florida?

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    Chicago aren't residing him.
    He could follow Lovie Smith back to Tampa but would Hickey be interested in bringing the speedster back to Miami.
    An upgrade over Thigpen do we thin?
     
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    I'm all for vet min, 1 yr deal at 1 million. ........
     
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    Doubt it will happen. I can see the Raiders splashing out a few bucks, because they are horrible, and there special teams get a lot of playing time.
     
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    If he doesn't retire. I remember the guy saying he wants to retire with the Bears.
     
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    Tampa Bay has his former coach now,

    that would where he lands is my guess
     
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    Per ESPN:

    "CHICAGO -- Record-setting returner Devin Hester said Wednesday he will not be back with the Chicago Bears next season.

    "From my knowledge, I know that Chicago wants to go a different route with me," Hester told the NFL Network. "All I can say is thanks to the fans for their support. They've always been great to me. Always been loyal. I couldn't have played for a better city than those guys. At the end of my career, I do want to retire as a member of the Bears.""
     
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    What has he done lately?
     
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    hell no...
     
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    look like Ted Ginn on Special teams
     
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    not fussed to be honest
     
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    I'm all about getting UM players in Miami, but he just doesn't bring much to the team... I'd pass
     
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    Too many holes to fill on the roster to waste a spot on someone that's only on the field about 4-5 plays a game.
     
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    whats the difference. Thigpen basically only plays special teams. You can use Hester as a receiver if needed . You don't want him as a starter but he brings more to table than Thigpen
     
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    Agreed. I'd rather have Champ Bailey for a yr or two as backup Safety.
     
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    We have 17 higher priorities than upgrading the kick return and punt return responsibilities. I doubt that we go after him.
     
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    Please no. No one is afraid of him anymore. Returner is one of the positions that is most easily impacted by young guys, so we can go that route instead of giving the job to a guy about to retire.
     
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    He did have one PR returned for a TD.
     
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    We need to cut ties with Thigpen also.
     
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    :bobdole:

    This one takes the cake of "Release was-a-superstar vet, lets sign him".

    Hester is a PR/KR specialists and a washed up one at that. Toss in that the KR is basically eliminated and you have a player for PR's only.

    Also, Hester sucks as a WR so stop trying to convinve yourselves he could step in.

    The guy is a speed demon and at 31-32 years old has lost a step or four.
     
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    Lot of comments saying Hester's washed up? He did lead the league in kick return yards, was 8th in kick return average, 3rd in the league in punt return average, lead the league in total return yards, 7th in the league in all-purpose yards, and had a punt return TD to widen his lead as the all-time return TD leader. He's only 31, and he'll have something to prove. Whether you want a roster spot dedicated to someone who's a specialist is up for debate, but he's also not just any specialist - he's one of the best returners ever and still playing at a high level. It's worth at least considering.
     
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    Not a bad idea for the right price. He's still got plenty of value as a return man and I can't watch Thigpen back there another season.
     
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    As a semi-Bears fan who watched every return of his last season, I can say that Hester definitely still has some juice...one thing that hindered him last season was the loss of longtime Bears special teams coach Dave Toub; but even with below-average blocking, he was still among the best returners in the game.

    To my eyes, he hasn't lost a step...worth the money if he's interested.
     
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    Is he still a good returner?
     
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    Absolutely, but don't expect anything out of him at receiver, that ship has sailed...
     
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    Would love this... Chanting "Hester Hester Hester" before a kick off was extremely fun. Would to see him here again.


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    He was among the better return men last year so he is not washed up yet and when I speak of receiver I mean as a 5th or 6th receiver which he can step in as
     
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    Living in Chicago and hating the Bears as I do, I would love to see Hester in Miami returning and to watch him break the record in Chicago when we beat them there this year. That would be a riot. I would love to have him, our return game is crap and even if he has lost a step its his vision for the gaps that get him an extra 10 or more yards that is amazing. I would love to see this get done.
     

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