Devin Hester Retiring From NFL


Former Bears KR Devin Hester announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday.

Hester, 35, 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 2016 season before placing him on waivers. The Seahawks signed him to a contract soon after and he finished out the year in Seattle.

For his career, Hester totaled 3,695 punt return yards, 7,333 kick return yards and 19 total return touchdowns over the course of 11 years in the NFL. He also caught 255 passes for 3,311 yards receiving and 16 touchdowns.

Hester was a four-time Pro Bowl selection and made three first-team All-Pro teams.

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