Chicago Bears return man and future Hall of Famer Devin Hester has done a lot of returning in his day but there’s one major return he seems poised not to make and that’s a return to the Bears next season. After hearing a lot about a possible return to the Bears in 2014, Hester looks like he’ll be hitting free agency and ending up with a new team for the first time in his career.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted this week saying that Hester was as good as gone in Chicago.
Devin Hester has been with the #Bears since 2006. But with no attempt to re-sign him, looks like he’ll hit the FA market. End of an era.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 4, 2014
This was sort of expected, as it was looking like the Bears were going to move on from their veteran return man this offseason. Hester may not be the young man he once was, but he’s still a viable return threat and will likely find a home quickly.
Many believe that home will be in Tampa Bay with former head coach Lovie Smith and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He’s not a lock to go there, but Hester will find work in 2014 even if it’s not in Chicago.