With limited options, Hester may stay a Bear

With limited options, Hester may stay a Bear
March 6, 2013, 2:15 pm
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Devin Hester has proclaimed on his Instagram account that he's "Bears for life." What that means exactly, is anybody's guess. However, it may be safe to assume Hester is over the disappointment of Lovie Smith's firing and, personally, his less-than-stellar year.

Realistically, there are a limited number of promising options for Hester, other than remaining with the Bears. And a new coaching staff means he will get a fresh opportunity to show what he can do at WR.

Hester hauled in 23 receptions last season, which was fourth among the teams' wideouts. For as much criticism as he has received, coaches can't help but to see his quick feet and agility in the open field, and feel like they can find a use for him on offense. Hopefully, that won't include anymore fly sweeps.

If he's used primarily on special teams, he'll have to show he can regain his old form. Because although Hester averaged 25.9 yards on 24 kick returns last season, he really fell off on punt returns - averaging just 8.3 yards a return.

With Hester also being later on in his career, it's hard to imagine anyone willing to give up too much to get him; which is why he should just focus on making the best out of a new start in Chicago.