New York Giants interested in signing Devin Hester?
Mar/10/14 08:43 AM Filed in: Devin Hester
The New York Giants have some questions to answer this offseason but while everyone is focusing not heir glaring need for offensive line help — something that is rightfully the priority — other areas of the roster need to be filled out as well.
Wide receiver help is desperately needed for the Giants and their kick return game is one of the worst in the NFL. That’s why fans are starting to warm to the idea that Devin Hester could be a realistic option for New York this offseason. Giants beat writer Mike Graziano isn’t totally selling the idea of Hester coming to New York but he’s not buying either.
The Giants’ kick return and punt return units ranked among the worst in the league in 2013. Devin Hester, who was released by the Chicago Bears earlier this week, is one of the best return men in NFL history. I think it’s safe to connect the dots and assume the Giants will have interest. As for Hester’s price, it’s hard to say.
Graziano goes on to say that Hester’s lack of ability at wide receiver greatly reduces his value to the Giants and he’d likely be exclusively a return man. That’s not a bad role to have Hester in, but the money might not be right for what Hester’s true value is and that could kill the whole deal.