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The Falcoholic Jul 27, 2016

With Devin Hester cut, who will the Falcons try at returner?

It’s time for the young guys to step up With the not-so-surprising cut of Devin Hester today, the Falcons created an expected competition in camp for punt and kick return duties. Hester was phenomenal for the team in 2014, but missed most of 2015 with injury. Given his age and the risk of not being fully healthy, it made sense to move on. So, who will compete for the open returner positions in camp? Quinn said the Falcons are looking at Weems, Hardy, Fuller, Williams, Coleman to fill the kick/punt returner duties— Andrew Hirsh (@andrewhirsh) July 26, 2016 Punt Returner Coach Quinn...
Baltimore Beatdown Jul 27, 2016

Should the Ravens take a chance on Roddy White or Devin Hester?

On the morning of July 26, 2016, the Atlanta Falcons released Devin Hester. Hester is the second receiver the Falcons have released this offseason. Back in March, the Falcons let go of Roddy White who had been with the team for 11 years. Both Hester and White are players who were formerly stars but both are getting up there in terms of age. Yet, both Hester and White aren't seeing their release as the end of the road. They have both said that they want don't want to retire and that they want to play for a contender. So should the Ravens try to bring either to Baltimore? The Ravens have a...
The Falcoholic Jul 26, 2016

The Falcons currently have three open roster spots

Expect Atlanta to make some signings over the next couple of days as training camp kicks off. As you await training camp with bated breath—we suggest mints, ourselves—we suggest you also keep an eye on the team’s roster. Things will be changing fast in the next three days. When the Falcons cut Devin Hester earlier today, it opened up yet another roster spot, and the Falcons will see players arrive tomorrow and camp practices officially start Thursday with only 87 players under contract. Given that the team still has needs, refused to rule out signing players like O’Brien Schofield...

Is Devin Hester a Hall of Famer? Brian Urlacher says '100 percent'

Is Devin Hester a Hall of Famer? Brian Urlacher says '100 percent'
Windy City Gridiron Jul 26, 2016

Should the Chicago Bears sign Devin Hester?

No. . . . Nope. . . . Bad idea. . . . Not gonna happen. . . . The Atlanta Falcons have released Devin Hester and some Chicago Bears’ fans are hoping they bring him back for another run in Chicago. We all loved watching #23 do his thing for the eight years he wore the Navy and Orange, and many of us were unhappy when the Bears allowed him to walk as a free agent after the 2013 season, but I see no point in bringing him back now. Hester will turn 34 in November. He’s coming off a season where he only played five games and the Falcons only gave him 1 offensive snap during those five...
Newark Star-Ledger Jul 26, 2016

Should Jets sign Devin Hester, whom Falcons just cut?

He has plenty of experience as a return man.
The Falcoholic Jul 26, 2016

Falcons training camp: Recapping the Dan Quinn and Thomas Dimitroff press conference

What did the duo have to say about camp and the Falcons? Today brought news of Devin Hester's release and a press conference for the Falcons' brass, one we were awaiting for the possibility of some quality nuggets of information. As always, Thomas Dimitroff and Dan Quinn delivered, albeit only a few scant morsels. Let's break down some of the highlights of today's presser, shall we? Thomas Dimitroff said the Falcons are still looking at Dwight Freeney. https://t.co/AJ6Krw1EYP — vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) July 26, 2016 Dan Quinn said he has been in contact with O'Brien Schofield...
Niners Nation Jul 26, 2016

Falcons release Devin Hester

The Atlanta Falcons said Devin Hester passed his physical, but released him as a football decision. The 49ers have Bruce Ellington as their returner, but could they look for other options? My guess is any option would be internal. The Atlanta Falcons released Devin Hester on Tuesday, which immediately resulted in tweets at me asking if the San Francisco 49ers should sign him. Hester was inactive much of last season with a toe injury, but return for the final five games of the season. His toe issue flared up and he had surgery in the offseason, which cost him some prep time. Falcons general...
Denver Post Jul 26, 2016
Falcons release return specialist Devin Hester before camp

Falcons release return specialist Devin Hester before camp

The Atlanta Falcons have released star return specialist Devin Hester before the opening of training camp.
Arrowhead Pride Jul 26, 2016

Falcons cut Devin Hester as Chiefs prepare for camp with their own Devin Hester

The Atlanta Falcons have cut WR Devin Hester, which highlights how incredible it is he’s stayed in the NFL this long without a true position. Hester is notable because earlier this year Kansas City Chiefs special teams coach Dave Toub, who coached Hester in Chicago, said that the Chiefs fifth round pick, Tyreek Hill, reminds him of Devin Hester. “When you evaluate players, you always compare them to other people,” Toub said at OTAs earlier this summer. “He is a dynamic returner, you can see that clearly on tape. His speed, and I probably said a couple things, he’s Devin...
The Falcoholic Jul 26, 2016

Falcons release Devin Hester

One of the great returners in NFL history will be looking for a new job. The Falcons have cut ties with Devin Hester after two years in Atlanta. The Falcons have released WR Devin Hester after two seasons with the team. Atlanta’s roster now sits at 87 men. pic.twitter.com/ltulO2BF41 — FalconsKelsey (@FalconsKelsey) July 26, 2016 Hester is one of the greatest returners in NFL history, but the writing was on the wall after he missed most of 2015 and found himself as a non-factor in the offense once he returned. The Falcons can inarguably use the money they'll save from cutting...
The Falcoholic Jul 26, 2016

ESPN: Atlanta Falcons returner Devin Hester is team's biggest "injury question mark"

Fact: Devin Hester's right big toe hates puppies September 18, 2014 was an amazing day for Atlanta Falcons returner Devin Hester. That's the day he broke Deion Sanders' touchdown return record. That was week 3 of the 2014-2015 NFL season. Earlier that year Hester signed a three-year deal with the Falcons. In week 1, after having been ignored in the passing game during his time with the Chicago Bears, Hester caught 5 passes for 99 yards. Two weeks later he'd break Sanders' record, force a fumble, recover a fumble, and rush for a touchdown. (And he did all of that in front of a national...
The Falcoholic Jul 25, 2016

Submit your questions for the very first Falcoholic mailbag of training camp

Yessssssss, football is almost here. Training camp officially kicks off on Thursday, folks. Our long, arduous wait is over. Football is very nearly upon us. We're going to have a lot to discuss, so we're going to fire up the old Facebook Live on Thursday night to answer your questions about training camp and anything else your heart desires, as long as it's related to the Falcons. Players report to the team's practice facility in Flowery Branch to move into the dorms, and I'll be on hand for that. On Thursday morning, the team will kick off their first training camp practice. We'll see...
The Falcoholic Jul 25, 2016

MMQB: Falcons' biggest problem? Defensive talent is trash

This should not come as a surprise. We all understand some of the reasons the Atlanta Falcons fell apart last season. The interior offensive line turned to trash. Every pass catcher outside of Julio Jones had no chance of outrunning anyone. And Kyle Shanahan happened there may have been some questionable coaching decisions. While those coaches have remained, the team added Alex Mack, Wes Schweitzer, Austin Hooper, and Mohamed Sanu.The offense has all the pieces to succeed. According to the supremely plugged-in Peter King, the defense might be missing those pieces. Does Dan Quinn have...
The Falcoholic Jul 25, 2016

Falcons training camp battles: Who wins the middle linebacker gig?

Will it be Paul Worrilow, Deion Jones, or LaRoy Reynolds? Our roundtable of writers has spoken! The fight for the middle linebacker gig for the Falcons is one of the most hotly-contested battles on the roster, and there are at most three genuine competitors for the job. Those players are Paul Worrilow, who has spent the last three years starting but has failed to lock down the job long-term; second round rookie Deion Jones, who offers a ton of speed and intriguing upside but may not be an impact starter year one; and LaRoy Reynolds, an expected special teamer who could hang on around...

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