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- Schefter adds that Hester will receive a three-year contract from the Falcons.
The Falcons met with Hester a few days ago, so there was obviously interest in bringing him in as their return specialist.
Previous reports mentioned that Hester could be targeting as much as $4 million annually, so it will be interesting to see the contract details.
Hester, 31, produced by far the most kick return yards in single season of his career last year with 1,442. He also totaled 256 punt return yards and a touchdown for the Bears in 2013.
Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 6 kick returner in the league last season.