Devin Hester still looking for ways to help Atlanta Falcons as playmaking receiver
Aug/18/15 10:19 PM Filed in: Devin Hester
Devin Hester is eager to show he’s more than an ace return specialist for the Atlanta Falcons.
It’s been an ongoing theme in his 10-year NFL career.
Hester says he understands his primary role with Atlanta is the same as it was in Chicago, to give the offense better field position as a punt and kickoff returner.
In his first eight seasons with the Bears — and particularly during ?five difficult years playing alongside quarterback Jay Cutler — Hester wanted to help out at receiver, too.
As the NFL career leader with 20 touchdown returns, Hester is still dynamic at his main job, getting named to his fourth Pro Bowl squad last season. But he takes pride as a playmaking receiver, too.