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Devin Hester | Wide Receiver

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/4/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
College: Miami (FL)
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Devin Hester (toe, IR/recall) returned to practice Monday.
Hester is not eligible to return until Week 13, but getting back to practice this early in the process suggests he will be ready to go by then. Hester has yet to play in a game this season. He will be a situational offensive player once he returns. Nov 16 - 11:13 AM

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Devin Hester (toe, I.R./recall) is expected to begin running soon.

"All steps are moving in the right direction for him," HC Dan Quinn said. "He's working extremely hard to get back." Hester's turf toe has sidelined him all season. He can resume practicing in two weeks, but isn’t eligible to return until Week 13.
Oct 30 - 8:05 PM

Falcons placed Devin Hester (turf toe) on injured reserve/designated to return.

He hasn't played yet this season. When Hester returns, he'll slide in behind Julio Jones, Leonard Hankerson and Roddy White on the Falcons' wide receiver depth chart. Even when healthy, he's not a fantasy consideration.
Oct 6 - 1:28 PM

Devin Hester (toe) has been ruled out for Week 4.

Hester returned to practice this week, but isn’t ready for games. Nick Williams will continue to play in four-wide sets. Hester is questionable for Week 5.
Oct 2 - 8:38 PM

Devin Hester (toe) returned to limited practice Wednesday.

Hester has a chance to return this week after missing the first three games. He'll handle return duties if active and should see time in four-wide sets.
Sep 30 - 7:15 PM

Falcons declared WR Devin Hester, RB Tevin Coleman, LB Brooks Reed, OT Jake Long, C Gino Gradkowski, and OT Bryce Harris inactive for Week 3 against Dallas.

Hester is week to week with turf toe. Devonta Freeman will start in place of Coleman. Long has a chance to be active in Week 4.
Sep 27 - 11:37 AM

Devin Hester (turf toe) has been ruled out for Week 3.

Hester will miss his third straight week. Eric Weems replaces him on returns.
Sep 26 - 2:39 PM

Devin Hester (toe) did not practice Wednesday.

Hester is likely to miss at least one more week with turf toe. Eric Weems will continue to replace him on returns.
Sep 23 - 4:18 PM

Devin Hester (toe) has been ruled out for Week 2.

Hester remains week to week with turf toe. Eric Weems will replace him on returns, with Nick Williams playing in four-wide sets.
Sep 18 - 6:28 PM

Devin Hester (toe) did not practice Wednesday.

Hester is battling turf toe. Eric Weems filled in as the return man in Week 1, while Nick Williams saw a couple snaps on offense as the No. 4 receiver.
Sep 16 - 12:56 PM

Falcons declared WR Devin Hester, LB Brooks Reed, WR Justin Hardy, CB Dez Southward, LB Joplo Bartu, C Gino Gradkowski, and OL Bryce Harris inactive for Week 1 against the Eagles.

Hester is battling a toe injury. Hardy is inactive due to a lack of special teams value. He's behind Leonard Hankerson, Eric Weems, and Nick Williams.
Sep 14 - 5:38 PM

Devin Hester (toe) has been ruled out for Week 1.

He could miss a couple weeks with turf toe. Justin Hardy should get a few more snaps on offense.
Sep 12 - 1:44 PM

Devin Hester (toe) isn't expected to play in Monday night's game.

Hester expects to miss 1-2 weeks with turf toe. It's a downgrade on special teams, but Hester isn't more than Atlanta's No. 4 receiver. Justin Hardy will replace Hester in sub packages.
Sep 11 - 4:57 PM

Devin Hester described his 2015 offensive role as "up in the air" under new OC Kyle Shanahan.

"We're just figuring out the offense, figuring out who fits best in what positions and what routes we're running," Hester said. Hester is a gadget guy on offense who primarily caught bubble screens last year, finishing with a 38-504-2 receiving line. This year, Hester is trying to hold off Leonard Hankerson and rookie Justin Hardy for snaps behind Roddy White and Julio Jones.
Jun 14 - 6:57 PM

Devin Hester caught four passes for 32 yards in the Falcons' Week 17 loss to the Panthers.

Signed to a three-year contract in March, we all laughed when the Falcons said they had plans to use Hester on offense. He ended up posting a four-year-high in catches (38) and five-year-high in yards (504) to go along with three touchdowns. Hester will be back as the Falcons' return man and No. 4 receiver.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 09:20:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matt Ryan
2Sean Renfree
RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3Terron Ward
GLB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
3RB1Devonta Freeman
2Tevin Coleman
FB1Patrick DiMarco
WR11Julio Jones
2Devin Hester
3Justin Hardy
WR21Roddy White
2Leonard Hankerson
3Eric Weems
4Nick Williams
WR31Leonard Hankerson
TE1Jacob Tamme
2Levine Toilolo
3Tony Moeaki
LT1Jake Matthews
2Jake Long
LG1Andy Levitre
2James Stone
C1Mike Person
2Gino Gradkowski
RG1Chris Chester
RT1Ryan Schraeder
2Bryce Harris
K1Matt Bryant
2Shayne Graham