The Seahawks are reportedly signing Hester for their upcoming playoff run, Jay Glazer of Fox Sports according to Fox Sports' Jay Glazer. Hester played 12 games with the Ravens this season before being waived on Dec. 13. The veteran returner's future was in question following the release, but he will get another shot providing a spark for the Seahawks' this postseason. With Tyler Lockett injured, the team has opted to look outside of the box for a kick and punt returner by signing Hester. He racked up 466 kickoff return yards and 180 punt return yards for the Ravens this season, but also fumbled the ball five times, losing one.
Hester was waived by the Ravens on Tuesday. Hester failed to call for a fair catch in the Ravens' first offensive possession of Monday's loss to the Patriots, which ultimately led to a safety after the Patriots downed the ball on the one-yard line. The mistake seemed to be the final straw for the veteran returner, as the team promoted wide receiver and return specialist Michael Campanaro (calf) on Tuesday. Hester, who is arguably the best return specialist in NFL history, may have trouble finding another stint, as many will question how much the 34-year-old has left in the tank. In 12 games with the Ravens, the he racked up 466 kickoff return yards and 180 punt return yards while fumbling the ball five time, with only one fumble lost.
Hester (thigh) is listed as active Sunday versus the Jets in New York. After logging a DNP last Sunday, Hester will return to the fore as the Ravens' primary return option, looking to build upon a 28.8-yard average kick return this season.
Hester (thigh) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets after logging a full practice Friday. Hester was absent due to a thigh issue prior to Friday's full session, but that late-week involvement could be enough for him to face the Jets. While his status will need to be confirmed one way or the other Sunday, Hester's contributions have been restricted to special teams work in Baltimore.
Hester (thigh) did not participate at Wednesday's practice, Garrett Downing of the Ravens' official site reports. Hester has not practiced since doing so on a limited basis last Wednesday, so his prospects don't look promising for Week 7's matchup with the Jets. If the veteran Hester is unable to suit up, expect Ladarius Webb and Chris Moor to fill his role in the return game.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|5||10/08||@Los Angeles Rams||20||19.00|
|7||10/22||@New York Giants||10||14.00|
|12||11/26||@San Francisco 49ers||22||23.00|
|15||12/17||Los Angeles Rams||20||19.00|
|3 Year Avg||20||13||168||1||7||12.92||23|