You can’t really think of the Chicago Bears (at least the recent group) without thinking of Devin Hester.
The electric return man has wowed fans in and out of the Windy City with his explosiveness, but father time (and opposing special teams refusing to kick to Hester) have devalued his worth and it appears he will hit the open market in the very near future.
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the Bears made no attempt to re-sign Hester.
"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."
The former second round pick became a bit of a one-man show (both bad and good) given he was at times unstoppable on returns (especially punt) but struggled to add more to the team, all but failing as a wide receiver.
That said, Hester holds the NFL record for most all-time return touchdowns (both kick and punt combined) and owns the record for most all-time punt return touchdowns.
Going to be odd seeing him in new threads next season.