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Draft Scout *Devin Hester News
09/08/14 - WR Devin Hester had five catches for 99 yards, the second-highest single game yardage total of his career.
09/07/14 - WR Devin Hester signed with the Falcons in part because he wanted to be more than a kick returner and he got plenty of opportunities catch passes in the opener against the Saints. The veteran was targeted six times and caught five passes for 99 yards. Hester had a 35-yard reception and made a 21-yard grab to set up the field goal by Matt Bryant that forced overtime.
08/25/14 - WR/KR Devin Hester, after not catching a pass last season with the Chicago Bears, wanted to carve out a niche role in the offense.
During the exhibition season, Hester has six catches for 71 yards and two touchdowns. He caught a 31-yard touchdown against Tennessee on Saturday.
"He's a special athlete," Falcons coach Mike Smith said. "I think our offensive staff has done a very good job of identifying what his strengths are and creating opportunities for him to get the ball in his hands."
Hester caught 51 passes in 2008 and 57 in 2009. Last season, under first-year Bears coach Marc Trestman, he was not a factor on offense.
"When we signed him, first and foremost, he was a returner," Smith said. "But the very first discussion that we had, he said, 'Smitty, I want to play wide receiver. I think I can play wide receiver.' I was in complete agreement."
08/24/14 - WR Devin Hester caught a 31-yard pass touchdown pass from quarterback Matt Ryan. Hester split two Tennessee defenders en route to the score that put the Falcons up 7-0 on the opening drive of the game. Hester has recorded 27 receptions of 25-plus yards in his career, including eight touchdowns.
08/17/14 - WR Devin Hester scored his first touchdown in a Falcons uniform, catching a short pass from quarterback Sean Renfree and running 12 yards to the end zone. In his career, Hester has scored 33 total touchdowns, including 14 receiving scores.