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Sport Devin Hester signing with Seahawks for NFL playoffs

04:50  04 january  2017
04:50  04 january  2017 Source:   sbnation.com?utm_source=MSNbanner

Tyler Lockett out for season with a broken leg

  Tyler Lockett out for season with a broken leg The Seattle Seahawks had a big gain vs. the Arizona Cardinals after a 28-yard throw from Russell Wilson to Tyler Lockett, which appeared to be a touchdown. Lockett, while somehow maintaining possession of the ball, had a Cardinals defensive back roll up on his leg, which snapped just below his knee.

As teams get ready for the NFL playoffs , the Seattle Seahawks decided to bring in return specialist Devin Hester . “My first instinct was to clear everybody out of there. If it hit him, it could have been a turnover.” In his 11th season in the league , it was unclear if his career in the NFL would be over after

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  Devin Hester signing with Seahawks for NFL playoffs © Provided by Vox Media, Inc. As teams get ready for the NFL playoffs, the Seattle Seahawks decided to bring in return guru Devin Hester, according to Jay Glazer. The team’s regular return guy, Tyler Lockett, was placed on IR last week following a broken leg that needs offseason surgery.

Hester was waived by the Baltimore Ravens after less than a full season with the team. It wasn’t a great season, with blame on lingering hamstring injuries and practice reps. The 34-year-old had five fumbles and only averaged 7.2 yards per punt return.

In his 11th season in the league, it was unclear if his career in the NFL would be over after his short stint in Baltimore. Following a 2015 season that saw Hester on the Falcons sideline for most of the year with turf toe and a related surgery, was a year of inconsistencies with the Ravens. 

The Seahawks weren’t going to miss out on a player who has been named to four Pro Bowls and been named first team All-Pro three times. He may not have felt comfortable in 2016, but his career includes NFL records for most return touchdowns of all time (20), most career punt return touchdowns (14), and is tied for the most return touchdowns in a single season (6).

The Seahawks will host the Detroit Lions Saturday night in the Wild Card round.

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