Does Devin Hester make sense in K.C.?

February, 3, 2013
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Devin Hester wants a fresh start and may pursue a trade out of Chicago.

Could that mean he could reunite with the only special-teams coach he’s ever had in the NFL, Dave Toub? He was recently hired as the Chiefs’ special teams coach.

Hester is considered the greatest return man in the history of the game. So, I’m sure Toub would be interested in reuniting with Hester.

But I don’t know how easy it would be.

The Chiefs already have Dexter McCluster and Devon Wylie. They are similar to Hester because they are small receivers/returners. Teams can only have so many of those types of players. So, unless the Chiefs were totally enamored with the idea adding Hester, 30, I’m not sure if it would be a good fit.

Meanwhile, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the 49ers will try to trade Alex Smith as opposed to releasing him. Schefter reports the Chiefs will be one of the teams interested.

I totally agree. The Chiefs have long been connected to Smith. There are no sure things in the draft, and getting a veteran such as Smith may be the Chiefs’ best option for the immediate future.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN Oakland Raiders reporter

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