New offensive coordinator Mike Tice insisted WR Devin Hester would have an integral role in the scheme he and quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates are implementing.
"With the way the offense is designed, I only need about 40, 50 catches and can easily be close to 800, 900 yards receiving,'' Hester said. "With this offense, you might not have a lot of balls, but you're going to have a lot of big plays.''
Although Hester is accustomed to utilizing his speed on the outside, his work in the slot Wednesday might have offered a glimpse of his future role — depending on how rookie Alshon Jeffery develops.
"It's fun,'' Hester said of working inside. "It's easier to read coverages in the slot.''