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Devin Hester | Wide Receiver | #17

Team: Atlanta Falcons
Age / DOB:  (33) / 11/4/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (57) / CHI
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Falcons KR/WR Devin Hester will be sidelined 3-6 months after undergoing toe surgery last week.
He should be ready for training camp, but the toe gave Hester fits all season long. He missed the first 11 games with turf toe before being activated off short-term I.R. in December. Hester's surgery repaired a broken sesamoid bone. At age 33, Hester is a release candidate at his $3.5 million salary. Jan 19 - 1:43 AM

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Falcons activated Devin Hester off injured reserve-designated to return.

He'll make his season debut Sunday after missing the first 11 games with a toe injury. An elite return specialist, Hester's offensive contributions have always been few and far between. He's not a fantasy option.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 02:23:00 PM

Devin Hester (toe, IR/recall) has been cleared to play this week against Tampa Bay.

Atlanta should activate Hester from injured reserve-designated to return this week. He will be nothing but a situational player, but Hester could provide a big play or two for an offense in need.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 09:41:00 AM

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.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 11:13:00 AM

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.
Fri, Oct 30, 2015 08:05:00 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.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 01:28:00 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.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 08:38:00 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.
Wed, Sep 30, 2015 07:15:00 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.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 11:37:00 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.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 02:39:00 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.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 04:18:00 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.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 06:28:00 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.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 12:56:00 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.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 05:38:00 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.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 01:44:00 PM

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