Flowery Branch, GA – The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have activated wide receiver Devin Hester to the 53-man roster from injured reserve-designated to return. The team has also placed wide receiver Leonard Hankerson on injured reserve.
Hester, 5-11, 190 pounds, was originally selected by the Chicago Bears in the second round (57th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Miami. He signed with the Falcons as a free agent in 2014 and played in 16 games with one start, and tallied 38 catches for 504 yards and two touchdowns. Hester also had another great year in the return game, leading the League in punt return average with 13.3, number of kickoff/punt returns (63), and combined return yards with 1,368 yards.
Hankerson, 6-2, 211 pounds, was originally selected by the Washington Redskins in the third round (79th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Miami. Hankerson has played in eight games this season for the Falcons and has recorded 26 receptions for 327 yards and three touchdowns.