Nov 10, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Hester (23) returns a kickoff against the Detroit Lions during the second half at Soldier Field. Detroit defeats Chicago 21-19. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Dolphins Free Agent Rumors: Miami targeting Devin Hester as return man?


NFL free agency is almost upon us and that means we’re going to see some big names moving around. One of those names is future Hall of Fame return man Devin Hester as we know he’s definitely going to be playing somewhere other than Chicago this upcoming season.

With Hester on the market, teams won’t be lining up to throw gobs of money at him, but he’s finding interest that will eventually lead to a contract. That contract might come from the Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants or even the Miami Dolphins.

Per the Miami Herald:

Bottom line, somebody’s going to have Hester on their roster the day he scores his 20th return touchdown to break the all-time record tie with Deion Sanders. Might as well be Miami, unless Stephen Ross prefers to keep buying seats in his own stadium in order to avoid local TV blackouts.

This is actually the most honest reasoning for adding Hester we’ve heard yet. At this point in his career, Hester really only has a sideshow quality to his game as he’s not a receiver and he’s only good for returns. But a touchdown is a touchdown and the Dolphins need to find creative ways to sell seats on Sundays.

Signing Hester might help achieve all of this for the Dolphins.

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  • txmedic5

    This isn’t remotely a rumor. could it happen? Perhaps but this is nothing more than a Dave George opinion and the article it’s based on is nothing more than his own opinion of WHY the Dolphins should look at Hester. Nothing remotely mentioned about it being a possibility.