According to Dan Pompei of Bleacher Report, it does’t look like Devin Hester will be re-signing with the Chicago Bears. He could in fact be headed to Tampa Bay to re-unite with head coach Lovie Smith who’s now with the Buccaneers.
It is starting to look like Hester has brought back his last kick for the Bears. Hester’s contract is up, and some suspect he is headed for a reunion with Lovie Smith in Tampa. At 31, Hester is not the player he was, but he still is one of the league’s better return men. Last season Hester was exclusively a return man, and some teams prefer not to allocate a big chunk of the salary cap to a player who does not contribute to offense or defense. Given all the needs the Bears have, it is likely they will look for a return man who also plays offense or defense.