Devin Hester Planning To Retire From NFL


Following Saturday’s loss to the Falcons, veteran KR Devin Hester told reporters that it’s possible this will be his last game in the NFL.

“I told my wife it’s pretty much my last year,” Hester said, via the Tacoma News Tribune. “I was hoping for a run to the Super Bowl. The only thing that I left out of this game is walking away without getting a ring. It’s tough.”

The Seahawks signed Hester for their playoff run after Tyler Lockett got hurt and he responded with five kickoff returns for 194 yards (36.8 yards per attempt) with a long of 78 yards.

Hester also had a big punt return in which he was stopped at the Falcons’ seven-yard line but it was called back due to a penalty.

If this ends up being it for Hester, he’ll go down as the games best kick returner of all time.

Hester, 34, is a former second-round pick of the Bears back in 2006. After eight years with the Bears, Hester signed a three-year, $9 million contract with Atlanta and was set to make a base salary of $3.5 million for the 2016 season when the Falcons released him during the offseason.

The Ravens later signed him to a one-year contract at the start of the regular season before placing him on waivers last month. The Seahawks signed him to a contract a few weeks ago.

In 2016, Hester has appeared in 12 games for the Ravens and totaled 466 kick return yards and 180 punt return yards.

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