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Ravens Release Devin Hester; Career Could Be Over

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After failing to field a punt which led to a safety in Monday night’s 30-23 loss to the New England Patriots, the Baltimore Ravens have released punt returner Devin Hester.

Hester was a four-time Pro Bowler and has what appears to be an unbreakable NFL record with 20 return touchdowns.  He missed 11 games in 2015 with turf toe when with the Atlanta Falcons, and there are questions whether he had much if anything left in the tank when Baltimore signed him.

With all the rule changes revolving around kickoffs, the returner position has become somewhat vestigial.  Hester is highly unlikely to receive another offer barring an injury to a contender down the stretch.

If he doesn’t play again the question moves to whether or not Hester belongs in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton.

We broached this topic back in 2014 before he became the all-time record holder for return touchdowns.

Source: ESPN


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Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein is the managing football editor for Football Insiders and has covered the NFL for over a decade.  Charlie has hosted drive time radio for NBC and ESPN affiliates in different markets around the country, along with being an NFL correspondent for ESPN Radio and WFAN.  He has been featured on the NFL Network as well as Sirius/XM NFL Radio and has been published on Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, ESPN as well as numerous other publications.