Hester looking for Falcons' rebound against Titans

Hester looking for Falcons' rebound against Titans

From his vantage point in Chicago, Devin Hester saw the Atlanta Falcons as "always competing in the playoffs."

ATLANTA (AP) — From his vantage point in Chicago, Devin Hester saw the Atlanta Falcons as "always competing in the playoffs."

Hester says the chance to get back to the postseason was a big reason he signed with Atlanta — despite the Falcons' 4-12 finish last season.

Now Hester is anxious for the Falcons to look like a playoff contender when Atlanta starters get an extended look in their third preseason game against Tennessee on Saturday night.

The Falcons struggled in last week's ugly 32-7 preseason loss at the Texans. Hester provided one of Atlanta's few highlights with his 12-yard touchdown catch.

Hester is best known as one of the top return specialists in NFL history. The opportunity to contribute on offense was another reason he signed a three-year, $9 million deal with Atlanta in March.

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