QDevin Hester WR ATL 2 months ago

Hester (toe) will begin a rehab program next week, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hester underwent surgery on his right big toe in January and has spent the last two months in a cast or walking boot, but he's progressed to the point that he expects to begin jogging in roughly a month-and-a-half. He appears to be ahead of the original 3-to-6 month timetable handed down back in January, though the rehab process is expected to last at least a couple of months, so it's quite possible Hester could be limited when OTA's start up in May.

QDevin Hester WR ATL 3 months ago

Hester will require 3-to-6 months to recover from surgery on his right big toe, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hester was sidelined from the Falcons' third preseason game through Week 12 due to a broken sesamoid bone. Strictly used in the return game but for one offensive snap down the stretch, he compiled eight punt returns for 34 yards and nine kick returns for 235 yards, marking the 10th consecutive season in which he posted more than 20 yards per return in the latter realm. The 33-year-old will now don a cast for the first three months and a walking boot thereafter, with no rehab scheduled until he's spent about a month in the boot.

QDevin Hester WR ATL 4 months ago

Hester (toe) is active for Sunday's game against the Panthers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The toe issue limited Hester in practice all week, but he was still given a probable designation and as expected, he'll suit up for a critical divisional matchup. Hester has played in just three games this season and hasn't been a factor in the passing game, logging no targets in any contest.

QDevin Hester WR ATL 5 months ago

Hester (toe) is active Sunday against the Buccaneers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hester was activated from short-term injured reserve Friday and will be active right away in the hope of replacing some of the production lost thanks to Leonard Hankerson's season-ending hamstring injury.

QDevin Hester WR ATL 5 months ago

Hester (toe) was activated from short-term injured reserve Friday afternoon, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Leonard Hankerson (hamstring) placed on season-ending injured reserve for the corresponding transaction, the Falcons will likely turn to Hester and/or Justin Hardy to fill the No. 3 wide receiver role. Perhaps more important, Hester figures to step in for Eric Weems as the top returner on punts and kickoffs. Outside of return-yardage leagues, Hester can be left on the wire.

QDevin Hester WR ATL 5 months ago

Hester (toe) has been cleared to play in the Falcons' Week 13 matchup in Tampa Bay, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

As expected, Hester will be available Week 13 after having been placed on the IR/designated-to-return list after Week 4 with the turf toe injury. His return will likely provide a spark in the return game, as well as a potential deep threat for quarterback Matt Ryan, although Hester's fantasy value remains limited for the time being.

QDevin Hester WR ATL 6 months ago

Hester (toe) returned to practice Monday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hester was placed on the Falcons' injured reserve/designated to return list after Week 4 due to a lingering bout with turf toe. Now healthy enough to practice, Hester is eligible to return to game action in Week 13, which would mostly figure to help Atlanta's special teams.

QDevin Hester WR ATL 6 months ago

Hester (toe) has ditched his walking boot and expects to return in Week 13 at Tampa Bay, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hester's bout with turf toe eventually forced the Falcons to place the returner/receiver on the IR/designated-to-return list after the first four weeks, pushing back his initial appearance of 2015. If his recovery progresses, as expected, he'll aim to return when first eligible in Week 13.

QDevin Hester WR ATL 7 months ago

Hester (toe) has been placed on injured reserve/designated to return, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Hester missed the first four games of the season, and he won't be eligible to return until Week 13. If he were healthy, he'd likely just the No. 3 wide receiver, albeit with a key role in the return game.

QDevin Hester WR ATL 7 months ago

Hester (toe) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Hester yet to play this season, Nick Williams and Eric Weems have provided depth behind the trio of Julio Jones, Roddy White and Leonard Hankerson. Once healthy, Hester will likely be the No. 4 wide receiver, in addition to handling punt and kickoff returns. Weems has done a mediocre job as the return man through three games.