Open thread: Should the Redskins pursue Hester?

Open thread: Should the Redskins pursue Hester?
June 19, 2013, 4:30 am
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Your Wednesday morning open thread:

The word around Chicago is that Devin Hester is either on the trading block or the chopping block. He is in competition for the kick returning job and if a player who is making $1.8 million this year for that job has to fight off competitors for it, well, you might want to consider not paying that salary.

Hester will be 31 in December and he did not have a “Devin Hester, you are ridiculous!” kind of year in 2012. He averaged 8.3 yards per punt return with a long of 44 and 25.9 on kick returns with a long of 40. That performance is somewhere between mundane and OK.

But he is still Devin Hester, arguably the best big-play returner in history. If he does become a free agent and if he would sign a contract for a low base with incentives (in other words, one that the Redskins could fit under their cap) should the Redskins make a run at him?