The Baltimore Ravens look to have its kick/punt return man as Devin Hester is expected to sign with the team.
Pro-Bowl return man Devin Hester has agreed to a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens, league source tells ESPN. Hester will sign today.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 4, 2016
Hester, 33, has spent 10 seasons in the NFL; his first eight with the Chicago Bears where he scored 19 touchdowns on special teams (14 on punt returns and five on kick returns). Hester spent his last two seasons with the Atlanta Falcons where his production dropped on special teams, he only scored one touchdown. Keep in mind, the fear from opposing kickers directing the ball in his direction was still there.
Hester is expected to give the Ravens return duties on special teams a big boost as the team has been searching for someone to lock down the position. Michael Campanaro, Keenan Reynolds and Chris Moore have been the primary candidates, but the Ravens were not satisfied.
The Ravens worked out Hester on Friday, the same day that it was announced that the Ravens waived Reynolds. They also worked him out a second time on Saturday, and gave him a physical.