Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 10:39am
The three-time All-Pro was originally drafted by the Chicago Bears in the second round (57th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Miami (FL). Hester has been a dynamic return man during his career and holds the NFL record in return touchdowns (20) and punt return touchdowns (14).
Last season, Hester was placed on injured-reserve designated to return at the beginning of the season with a toe injury. He returned in Week 13 and recorded 269 total return yards during the last five games of the year.
The Falcons signed wide receiver Mohamed Sanu and drafted wide receiver Devin Fuller out of UCLA this offseason in an effort to help Matt Ryan and add more depth to the wide receiver corp. Atlanta will also have intense competition at the kick/punt returner position with Fuller, RB Tevin Coleman, WR Eric Weems, and a handful of others battling for that spot, the story went on to say.
Friday, December 25, 2015, 10:17pm
Thursday, December 24, 2015, 6:12pm
Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 6:11pm
Friday, December 18, 2015, 6:32pm
Thursday, December 17, 2015, 6:06pm
Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 6:21pm
Friday, December 11, 2015, 6:22pm
Thursday, December 10, 2015, 6:31pm
Wednesday, December 9, 2015, 6:33pm
The move with Hester was expected, as he is set to make his season debut against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. He missed the first 11 games after tearing two ligaments in his right big toe during the preseason.
As for Hankerson, he had been battling a hamstring strain for a while and aggravated it two games ago against the Indianapolis Colts. He had missed three games because of the injury.
Related players: Jacob Tamme
Hankerson’s absence directly impacts the number of targets that TE Jacob Tamme will see. Tamme has averaged 6.0-67-0.25 on 8.5 T/G in the four games that Hankerson has missed. He’s averaging just 3.3-41 on 4.7 T/G in the six games in which Hankerson has played. Tamme becomes a low-end TE1 for rest-of-season purposes.
Friday, October 2, 2015, 6:45pm
Thursday, October 1, 2015, 7:11pm
Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 6:25pm
Friday, September 25, 2015, 7:02pm
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