The Baltimore Ravens may be looking to make an explosive acquisition.
Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports that the Ravens have worked out former Chicago Bears and Atlanta Falcons return man Devin Hester.
Here's a potential roster wrinkle for Ravens: free agent kick returner Devin Hester worked out for team today, per sources.
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiecsun) September 2, 2016
Zrebiec also said that the Ravens have struggled in their efforts to find a kick returner.
Hester is 33 years old, but the statistics say he is the greatest return man in NFL history. He has returned 20 kicks for touchdowns since 2006, 14 punts, five kickoffs and one missed field goal.
He had been with the Atlanta Falcons since 2014, but he only managed one touchdown return in two season with the Falcons.
His total returns had been decreasing since his last season in Chicago where it went from 40 in 2012 to 18 in 2013. In Hester’s final season with the Falcons he only appeared in five games with eight total returns.
He was released after he had surgery on his big toe and his recovery time was estimated at six months. Hester has previously said he wants to play for at least one more season in the NFL.
If Hester is healthy, this would be a no-lose situation for the Ravens. He may not have five return touchdowns, but if there’s no one else to fill the role you could do worse than the greatest of all time.