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Judging from Devin Hester's Instagram account, each of his two sons -- Devin Jr. and Dray -- have a little bit of their father's athleticism in them.
Devin Jr., who just turned six years old, submitted the latest piece of evidence with this flag football run his dad captured and shared.
That's a solid spin move. The only thing that's missing is some spliced-in audio of an NFL announcer calling one of dad's NFL-record 14 return touchdowns.
Hester has always been vocal about how much he loves being a father. In 2011, as a Chicago Bear, he contributed a column to Chicago Parent.
"You know, it's always the same regardless of how my day is going," Hester said at the time. "It could be a bad day, or a great day, but [Devin Jr.'s] expression on his face seeing me walk through the door - you have to have a son to experience that situation."
Hester's currently on the Falcons' injured reserve with a designation to return after suffering a toe injury in October.
Thoughts on NFL's opening week?
The NFL is back! On the first Sunday, some teams (San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos) won as expected, others (New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots) suffered surprising defeats, and a few more (Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs) were downright demoralized. On Monday, the Detroit Lions grabbed the headlines by routing the New York Giants. What's your take on some of the major questions from Week 1 action?
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Your 2014 NFL predictions?
The 2014 NFL season kicks off Thursday night, with the Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers in the first of what should be many intriguing games in this wide-open league. What will happen this year? Read our experts' NFL preview, then cast your votes below!
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Roddy White pay Twitter bet?
Perhaps it was in jest, perhaps it wasn't, but Roddy White's Twitter bet shows that the NFL makes headlines no matter the type of story. White, an ever-confident Duke fan, responded to one of his followers saying he would give the fan season tickets to the Falcons if Mercer, a 14 seed, beat Duke, a 3 seed, in the first round of the NCAA tournament. As we now know, the Bears upset the Blue Devils and the Twitter-verse demanded White pay up, and his response was to give up tickets to this year's Chicago-Atlanta game. Did White make good on his bet? Was this even a real bet?
Will Hester excel with Falcons?
Devin Hester's supremely dangerous days as a return man might be over, but the former Chicago Bear isn't done. The Atlanta Falcons made sure of that Thursday, signing the 31-year-old to a three-year deal as they attempt to bounce back from a dismal 2013 campaign. Is Hester still elite? Where should he play for the Falcons? Cast your votes below!