Devin Hester wants his money and he wants it now. Personally i saw this coming way before last season ended.
This man is on the verge of being something special.
Do you think he deserves his money?
I sure do, but what do you give to the man. He has to prove anything at receiver and we all know his ability at KR.
You don’t want to overpay Devin Hester, it could be a huge mistake.
I understand where the University of Miami alum is coming from.
The Chicago Bears signed many players on the team to long contracts this off-season, including: DT, Tommie Harris, LB Lance Briggs, DE Alex Brown, K Robbie Gould, LB Brian Urlacher and WR Rashied Davis.
They also signed every single draft pick including first round pick, Chris Williams today.
He wants money and he will be willing to sit out of precious training camp time for it.
The report from ESPN said he will lose 15,000 dollars each day he holds out of training camp.
He is scheduled to make $445,000 this season and $530,000 in 2009.
He signed a four-year, $2.61 million contract in 2006 after he was the 57th overall pick in the second round.
Devin Hester told the Chicago Tribune “I’m not coming,” he said by phone. “I have to make a statement. I showed by going to [organized team activities] that I was a team player. But then, I just felt like they weren’t taking it seriously that I wanted to get a new deal. “I can’t go out and play this year making $445,000. Come on, man.”
Devin Hester said Lovie Smith called and said the team didn’t feel the same without him.
He said he deserves more, and I agree, but how much more is the real question.
This could turn out ugly, but I believe the Chicago Bears will do the right thing and give Devin Hester his money.
The Chicago Bears know that the 31 other teams in the league would love to have this dynamic return man, soon to be star receiver, according to many players, coaches and fans.