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Devin Hester’s agent says any conclusions drawn now are premature
The agent for Devin Hester said Bears officials haven’t given he or his client any indication about his future with the club.
“Once the Bears conclude their evaluation of their players and their team, I expect to have discussions about Devin’s future,” agent Eugene Parker said. “Until they finish that, everything is premature to talk about.
The Chicago Tribune on Saturday quoted Hester as saying he wanted to play two or three more years but that “it might have to take a fresh start somewhere else.”
Hester’s current contract with the Bears runs through next season, and he’s scheduled to make $1.85 million.
After Lovie Smith was fired, Hester was one of the most upset players.
“I’m going to go home and get away from football right now,” Hester said at the time. “I don’t even know if I want to play again, man. It’s [been] on my mind now for two years now.”
He also lamented that he has not been “able to showcase my talents the way I wanted.”
Asked then if a change of scenery would help, Hester said, “Who knows?
“If it’s the right place. If not, I feel like I’ve done enough in the league to establish myself to be one of the elite players to ever play the game. God blessed me with seven years. The average years of an NFL player is about three. At the same time, I’m a Bear for life. This is where I was born and raised from the start of football.”