Devin Hester officially released?

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  1. soulman

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    And that hits a lot closer the truth. With kickoffs moved up and so many TBs the opportunities to break a big one there are sparse and even though he had a record amount of KOR yardage that was mostly because of all the points the D gave up. He had two TD on PRs (one called back) and that was even more incredible considering he didn't even have enough returns to qualify as one of leaders and again we can point to the D for a reason. How many 3rd down stops did they make? (pathetic wasn't it?)

    I'm still a believer in his insane abilities and I think at the very least they should have made him an offer to stay, but they didn't so he'll end up breaking the record elsewhere and that's a shame. The Bears signed this kid Chris Williams at the end of last season and he's known as the Canadian Devin Hester. I hope so because some of Trestman's "Canadian Connections" haven't done so well so far. I'm sure the kid has some skills but before everybody wets their pants over him remember the CFL field is much wider than an NFL field and small fast guys who do well ther utterly fail in the NFL so well see.

    He's also a WR so I'm thinking we've got a Dexter McCluster clone more than a Devin Hester clone.
     
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    What pay Phil? They didn't even make him an offer at a vet minimum of $840k. You mean you don't think anyone else will bring him in for that just to see if he's still got some of that old magic left? I do. I'm sure he wasn't expecting another $2.1 mil paycheck but he was probably expecting something from your namesake.

    He's going for a record he wants all to himself and he'll get it. It just won't be here. They misused him offensively his entire career. He might have been a good to very good Slot Receiver working the middle of the field but he was never gonna be a #1 WR or a Flanker. He couldn't run routes or adjust to the ball well enough. That's on JA and on Lovie or whoever was the OC of the moment if he never talked them out of that insane plan.
     
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    That means someone is going get a steal when they pick'em for for their ST. My opinion is he fumbled to much for how little he had ball last year and was not worth the cost. Now if you can get him for a bargain basement price that could be different.
     
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    Dallas and the Jets will look at him if only for the spectical of it
    TB and KC might want him b/c there are coaches there that know him and might want what he brings to the table for another 1-2 years.

    Other then that I don't think he's going to get a ton of looks. He's a 30yr old KR/PR w/no other position, that's going to be a hard sell for most teams.
     
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    I imagine they didn't offer him $840,000 because they figured it would be insulting, and they knew he would get more elsewhere. He won't break the bank with his new contract, but he'll get considerably more than that.
     
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    He'll break the record soon. I always do the "what if" scenario with Hester. As in what if he was never a wr and the old kickoff rule was still in effect. A fun conjecture would be if the Bears had the resources and Toub went out and acquired Cribbs.
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    I just hope that his record breaking run doesn't come against us. I know this is a financial move, but Hester still can play. The problem is they were paying him like a WR. The value of kick returners has been greatly diminished by rules changes, but teams still need special team to win. Did anybody watch the last SB?
     

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