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Hester (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game at Baltimore.

Hester was limited in practice all week, but he is presumably in better shape than he was when he only had one catch in Week 6. The big thing to know here is that Baltimore has said that they will not kick away from Hester this week, so he will get some chances to make a big play in the return game.

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Hester (hamstring) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against Baltimore, ESPN's Vaughn McClure reports.

Hester managed just one catch for 23 yards last week - possibly due in part to the hamstring problem - but he seems to be healthier this week based on his increased practice participation. With Harry Douglas (foot) ruled out for the fourth straight game, Hester will again serve as the Falcons' third receiver.

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Hester (hamstring) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Hester played through the injury last week, though his output - one catch for 23 yards - was muted, possibly due in part to his hamstring problem. With Harry Douglas (foot) still sitting out of practice entirely, the Falcons may need Hester for the No. 3 receiver role again Sunday against Baltimore.

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Hester (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Hester's ailing hamstring kept his output in check in Week 6, when he mustered just one catch (on one target) for 23 yards against the Bears. Depending on the state of the injury entering Sunday's game in Baltimore, he could retain some utility with Harry Douglas' (foot) continued absence.

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Hester (hamstring) had just one catch for 23 yards in Sunday's loss to Chicago.

Hester had just one target from Matt Ryan, who struggled to generate much offense. He's had some explosive plays this season, but his opportunities will probably be limited once Harry Douglas (foot) returns. Furthermore, the Falcons are having a tough time offensively, with poor line play.

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Hester (hamstring) is listed as active for Sunday's game against Chicago.

With Harry Douglas out, Hester is in line to work as the Falcons' No. 3 receiver on Sunday, against his former team.

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Coach Mike Smith said Friday that Hester (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against Chicago, ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure reports.

After missing practice Wednesday and Thursday, Hester returned on a limited basis Friday. Smith has maintained all week that he expects Hester to play, and we feel the same, especially considering the opponent (the Bears opted not to re-sign Hester when he became a free agent last spring). With Harry Douglas (foot) out again, Hester will likely continue to operate as the Falcons' No. 3 receiver.

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Hester (hamstring) took part in Friday's practice, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Hester was able to get back on the field Friday after sitting out the previous two days. The Falcons have not definitively said that he will play Sunday, but coach Mike Smith indicated earlier in the week that Hester will see added snaps in Week 6, so it seems likely that he will be able to give it a go after taking the field Friday.

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Hester (hamstring) was a non-participant in practice Thursday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Despite missing drills for a second day in a row, coach Mike Smith expects Hester to take the field Sunday against the Bears. During Harry Douglas' absence the last two weeks, Hester has totaled seven catches (on 11 targets) for 86 yards and one touchdown. The Falcons' offense isn't expected to include the services of Douglas yet again, leaving Hester to take advantage of a banged-up Bears secondary, who have surrendered six scores to wide receivers through five games in 2014.

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Hester didn't take part in Wednesday's practice due to a hamstring injury, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

Hester is staking a claim to looks in the passing game with Harry Douglas (foot) out of commission. During back-to-back absence from Douglas, Hester was targeted 11 times, catching seven balls for 86 yards and a touchdown. Another absence could come to pass Sunday against Hester's former squad, the Bears, who have allowed 13.7 YPC and six touchdowns to opposing wideouts in five games this season. However, he'll have to achieve active status in order to take advantage of a banged-up secondary.