Devin Hester unlikely to return to Chicago Bears

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  1. Bearstuff

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    No matter "who's guy" Hester is, he is a player that warrants only about half of what he makes if he is only playing special teams. It's a business.
     
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    that is a strange thing, cos apparently hes not worth anything to us, so... hardly makes double of that
     
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    I agree but did they even make him a vet minimum offer at $940k that would only have counted $570k against the cap? Surely they could have put that much on the table and see what he says. Somebody will pay him as mil to a mil and half to play for them.
     
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    Hester has slowed down and is a returner only, he no longer can outrun the coverage, which is what made him special. I see it differently==== If LOVIE would not have tried to make a #1 receiver out of him and let him concentrate on returning Kicks he would have had the record. I hope he gets a chance to get it somewhere, maybe at the end of free agency we can bring him back for that $570K cap hit, we just have other needs right now. Still a good chunk of change for a now average return man that plays no other positions, for a shot at the record maybe they will work something out if nobody else picks him up.
     
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    Can someone tell me why he never panned out as a CB? I mean was he not drafted as 1?
     
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    But he never earned most of that money because a lot of it was contingent on him becoming the #1 WR which he was for about a year and no more. A lot of that money was backend stuff he never saw. Sure it's business but even in business if you like a guy you at least sound him out with an offer and it appears they didn't even do that. That just says "we don't want you" and yet here's another still productive vet Phil walks to the door and shoves out.

    So tell me it's "just business" when it's the same with all of these guys and they were all among Lovie's biggest supporters. Come on brother we all didn't just drop out of a tree yesterday. I can recognize a pattern without needing to see the whole tie and so can anyone else who wants to see it.
     
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    He was listed as a CB at Miami but never played there much and never had the aptitude for it as a pro. I'm not trying to insult the guy but his game is all speed and reactions. He's not a great thinker. He couldn't diagnose coverages and as a receiver he was horrible at reading and understanding them enough to adjust his routes. Plus they never really used his strengths as a WR. The misplayed him his entire career.
     
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    Two PR for TDs last year (one called back on a stupid penalty and that WAS the record) with a 14.2 yd PR average and a 27.6 yd average on 52 KOR with a couple of 80 yarders. He was out running some of the people some of the time. He's not "Ridiculous Hester" anymore but the guy is still one of the top PR/KOR in the NFL and I didn't seen him getting any worse last year. If anything he improved a bit by just returning kicks.

    He wants that record and even if all he gets elsewhere is the same $940k offer you gotta think he'd take it and shoot for TD #20. Lovie will probably take him if no one else does. So I'm 90% certain he won't be back because we didn't want him back. When I get turned down for a date I don't ask twice, do you? LOL

    All he would have cost us on a vet minimum cap wise was $570k. Look at the roster for #82, Chris Williams. There's his replacement. The Canadian version of Devin Hester and he's gonna cost us $420k anyway so we saved $150k letting him go. Big whoop, we pay much more for workout bonuses. This kid Williams has never played one NFL game or returned kicks on an NFL field that's much narrower than a CFL field and yet we showed a HOF KOR/PR guy the door and another long term vet doesn't get to retire as a Bear.

    I don't mean to be a smart ass but tell me again that this is all business and has nothing to do with him being one of Lovie's biggest supporters. I don't buy it one bit.
     
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    Think what he could have done if they would have let him concentrate on it... Rather than trying to make him a #1 WR.
     
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    There are 3 players I'd like to see return: Peanut, McCown, and Hester. With a +5% to cap space I think we can keep maybe two but I think Hester is at the bottom of Emery's list. Hell, even if they get rid of Earl Bennett and save $ I doubt if they keep him even then.
     

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