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Devin Hester does not anticipate much offensive involvement with Atlanta.

Hester has never been effective on offense, so the Falcons are letting him focus on special teams. "My role is going to be pretty much kickoff and punt return," Hester said. "I'll take over full responsibility of that duty, and as far as on offense, here and there." Hester averaged a respectable 27.6 yards per kick return in 2013. He averaged 14.2 yards on punts, including an 81-yard score.

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Falcons agreed to terms with KR Devin Hester, formerly of the Bears, on a three-year contract.

Financial details are not yet available, but it's the end of an era for Hester, who spent the first eight years of his career with the Bears. One of the greatest return men in league history, Hester remained near the top in both punt- and kick-return average last season. Hester is a pure return man at this point - he offers nothing on offense - but could be a difference maker for a team that lacked a spark on special teams in 2013.

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A source tells ESPN that free agent KR Devin Hester is seeking $4 million per season.

It's a laughable request from a 31-year-old return specialist. If Hester lowers his price, he's expected to draw interest from the Falcons, Dolphins, Chiefs and Packers. Green Bay is looking to get Randall Cobb off returns so he can focus solely on offense.

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Free agent Devin Hester is visiting the Falcons on Tuesday.

The Falcons are in the market for a return man after Jacquizz Rodgers and Robert McClain failed to do much on kickoffs and punts, respectively. Atlanta was interested in Trindon Holliday before he signed with the Giants on Monday. Hester finished sixth in kickoff return average and third on punt returns in 2013.

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The Dolphins reportedly have interest in free agent Devin Hester.

The feeling is mutual as Hester said he would "love to play for the Dolphins." Hester would help a Dolphins' return unit that averaged only 7.8 yards on punt returns and 21.5 yards on kick returns. He is also open to playing wide receiver. Hester averaged 27.6 yards on 52 kickoff returns last season.

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The Chiefs reportedly have interest in free agent Devin Hester.

Although Hester is 31 years old and not an option in the passing game, he's still going to attract a reasonable market as a strict return man. The Chiefs view him as a replacement for free agent Dexter McCluster and the Bucs with old friend Lovie Smith are expected to come calling.

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Free agent Devin Hester confirmed he won't be back with the Bears.

"From my knowledge, I know that Chicago wants to go a different route with me," admitted Hester, who has been with the Bears since Lovie Smith drafted him in 2006. Finally back to being just a return man last season, Hester averaged 27.6 yards on 52 kickoff returns (fifth in the league) and brought back one punt for a score.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Devin Hester is as good as gone from Chicago.

Hester has been with Chicago since 2006. There are rumblings Hester may be reunited with former coach Lovie Smith in Tampa Bay, but Rapoport does not see it happening. Hester was used as a strict return man in 2013, finishing fifth in kick-return average at 27.7 yards per return.

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Former Bears beat reporter Dan Pompei says "some suspect" free agent Devin Hester is headed to the Bucs.

It's a logical suspicion because Lovie Smith is now the head coach of the Bears. Smith allowed Hester to work as a receiver in addition to his return duties for the Bears from 2006-12, something the 31-year-old surely enjoyed. Under Marc Trestman last season, Hester was a strict return man and finished fifth in kick-return average at 27.7 yards per return.

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The Bears have been giving Devin Hester practice reps at defensive back.

Hester is only an emergency option in the secondary, but has some NFL and college experience at cornerback. The Bears would turn to Derrick Martin and Sherrick McManis if Tim Jennings, Zackary Bowman, or Isaiah Frey got hurt before using Hester. Hester has been an effective punt returner this season, averaging 13.3 yards with an 81-yard score. He's averaging 28.2 yards on kick returns.