|02-03-2013, 02:20 PM||#1|
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Bears WR/KR Devin Hester Wants A Fresh Start, Could Seek Trade
Entering his eighth season, Bears wide receiver Devin Hester has one year left on his contract with a base salary of $1.85 million that would count $2.94 million against the salary cap. Although a part of him wants to remain with the Bears, he understands the reality of his diminishing role on offense, Vaughn McClure of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Hester, who caught a career-high 57 passes in 2009, saw his receptions dip to 23 (career-low 10.5 yards per catch) this season as Brandon Marshall (118 receptions) became the focal point of the offense. Hester felt totally ignored on offense, at times and his frustration mounted as his touches faded both during games and in practice.
"I'm going to try to get two or three more years in,'' Hester said Saturday. "I think I have that much left in me.
"At the same time, I think I do need a fresh start.''
The former second-round draft pick was asked if he would seek a trade.
"It's a possibility,'' he said. "I'm loyal to my team. But the fans and my teammates have to understand where I'm coming from.
"I don't want to walk away from this game with another season going the way it ended this year. … It might have to take a fresh start somewhere else.'
Source: The Redzone
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|02-04-2013, 01:28 PM||#5|
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