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Devin Hester: Doesn't plan to retire
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Hester (toe) does not plan to retire after being released by the Falcons on Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Hester played just five games while battling a toe injury for the majority of last season, eventually undergoing surgery in January with a recovery timetable estimated at 4-6 months. Though it's possible the toe is still a concern, Hester did pass a physical before he was released by Atlanta, according to ESPN's Vaughn McClure. Hester's reputation should ensure that he gets a chance to compete for a return job with another team, but he'll likely be on the roster bubble wherever he lands. He played just one snap on offense last season, and he wasn't particularly impressive as a return man during his two-year stint in Atlanta. Regardless of how his career ends, the 33-year-old long ago cemented his reputation as the best return specialist in NFL history, recording four separate seasons with three or more special teams TDs.

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Devin Hester: Released on Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Hester (toe) was released by the Falcons on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

Hester dealt with a toe injury throughout most of the 2015 season, playing in just five games and eventually undergoing surgery in January. He didn't have a role in the Atlanta offense, strictly working as a return specialist when he was active after catching 38 passes for 504 yards and two touchdowns in 2014. While arguably the best return man in NFL history, Hester could have trouble finding work, as he's 33 and may still be recovering from the surgery.

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Falcons' Devin Hester: Still not cleared
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Hester (toe) still hasn't been cleared to run yet, ESPN.com reports.

Hester underwent surgery on his right big toe in January, a procedure that coincided with a 4-to-6 month recovery timetable. Although he's approaching the four-month mark, he's been limited to jogging and ladder drills in offseason workouts thus far. At 33 years old, Hester is being cautious with his rehab, but also knows that if he's unable to return kicks as the season grows closer, his $3 million salary cap figure would make him a candidate to be cut, particularly with the Falcons drafting receiver/returner Devin Fuller over the weekend.

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Falcons' Devin Hester: To begin rehab soon
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Hester (toe) will begin a rehab program next week, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.

Hester underwent surgery on his right big toe in January and has spent the last two months in a cast or walking boot, but he's progressed to the point that he expects to begin jogging in roughly a month and a half. He appears to be ahead of the original 3-to-6 month timetable handed down back in January, though the rehab process is expected to last at least a couple of months, so it's quite possible Hester could be limited when OTAs start up in May.

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Falcons' Devin Hester: Out 3-to-6 months due to toe surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Devin Hester will require 3-to-6 months to recover from surgery on his right big toe, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Hester was sidelined from the Atlanta Falcons ' third preseason game through Week 12 due to a broken sesamoid bone. Strictly used in the return game but for one offensive snap down the stretch, he compiled eight punt returns for 34 yards and nine kick returns for 235 yards, marking the 10th consecutive season in which he posted more than 20 yards per return in the latter realm. The 33-year-old will now don a cast for the first three months and a walking boot thereafter, with no rehab scheduled until he's spent about a month in the boot.

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2007Chicago Bears1602029915.08123211
2008Chicago Bears1585166513.06539129
2009Chicago Bears13125775713.348312334
2010Chicago Bears16134047511.93944023
2011Chicago Bears1682636914.25315215
2012Chicago Bears1552324210.5391409
2013Chicago Bears16000---00000
2014Atlanta Falcons1613850413.34627121
2015Atlanta Falcons5000---00000
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2007Chicago Bears1607-10-1.45000
2008Chicago Bears15866110.220014
2009Chicago Bears13126-1-0.27000
2010Chicago Bears16137304.311002
2011Chicago Bears1681-6-6.0-6000
2012Chicago Bears155362.08000
2013Chicago Bears16000---0000
2014Atlanta Falcons1616366.020111
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2009Chicago Bears131200---0---0000/000---
2010Chicago Bears161300---0---0000/000---
2011Chicago Bears16800---0---0000/000---
2012Chicago Bears15500---0---0000/000---
2013Chicago Bears16000---0---0000/000---
2014Atlanta Falcons16100---0---0000/000---
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Kick Returns
2006Chicago Bears162052826.49622
2007Chicago Bears164393421.79722
2008Chicago Bears153167921.95102
2009Chicago Bears13715622.34401
2010Chicago Bears161242735.67905
2011Chicago Bears163372321.99812
2012Chicago Bears152462125.94002
2013Chicago Bears1652143627.68005
2014Atlanta Falcons1645112825.16603
2015Atlanta Falcons5923526.13500
Punt Returns
YearTeamGRetFCRet YdsAvgLgTD20+
2006Chicago Bears16471260012.884311
2007Chicago Bears1642665115.589410
2008Chicago Bears1532141986.22504
2009Chicago Bears132451877.83303
2010Chicago Bears16331056417.18939
2011Chicago Bears16281545416.28229
2012Chicago Bears154063318.34405
2013Chicago Bears16181125614.28114
2014Atlanta Falcons16181124013.36814
2015Atlanta Falcons584344.31100
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2006Chicago Bears1699.000000.0000
2007Chicago Bears1622.000000.0000
2008Chicago Bears1522.000000.0000
2009Chicago Bears1300.000000.0000
2010Chicago Bears1611.000000.0000
2011Chicago Bears1600.000000.0000
2012Chicago Bears1522.000000.0000
2013Chicago Bears1600.000000.0000
2014Atlanta Falcons1611.000000.0000
2015Atlanta Falcons500.000000.0000
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2006Chicago Bears1682020020
2007Chicago Bears1671020020
2008Chicago Bears1552020020
2009Chicago Bears1331020020
2010Chicago Bears1600000000
2011Chicago Bears1650040040
2012Chicago Bears1510000000
2013Chicago Bears1651020020
2014Atlanta Falcons1621111020
2015Atlanta Falcons500000000
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