Today the Atlanta Falcons made a roster move. The team placed wide receiver Leonard Hankerson on their injured reserve ending his season. In a corresponding move, the team activated wide receiver/kick returner Devin Hester from the short term injured reserve.
Hester is expected to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Last year against the Buccaneers, Hester returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown for his NFL-record 20th career touchdown return. The 33-year-old, four-time Pro Bowler still possesses elusive ability. No one understands that more than Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith, who coached Hester in Chicago.
Hester is a sure fire Hall of Famer and hopefully this week in front of his family and friends, he will be able to take a return to the house.