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Devin Hester is visiting with the Falcons today


With the Falcons looking to spruce up their return game, they are meeting with former Chicago Bears returner Devin Hester today, according to his agent Eugene Parker.

"He is in Atlanta," Parker told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday.

The Falcons, per their policy, declined to comment about the report. The affable Parker also represents running back Steven Jackson.

NFL media's Ian Rapoport first reported the visit without citing a source.

Over the weekend, there was a report that the Falcons had Trindon Holliday in for a visit. He was not signed to a contract and agreed to a one-year deal with the New York Giants on Monday, according to the Denver Post.

Hester, 31, who played at the University of Miami, has also told the South Florida Sun Sentinel that he would love to play for the Dolphins.

Hester led the league in kickoff return yardage last season and was used in a limited role as a punt returner.

Jacquizz Rodgers handled the kickoff return duties last season and Robert McClain was the main punt returner. The Falcons finished 10th in kickoff-return average (24.4 yards) and 20th in punts (8.2 yards) in 2013.

The dangerous Hester has returned 13 punts and five kickoffs for touchdowns over his career.


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D. Orlando Ledbetter is the Atlanta Falcons beat writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.