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Bears' Hester contemplating retirement

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Chicago Bears wide receiver and return specialist Devin Hester is considering retiring in the wake of coach Lovie Smith getting fired Monday.

"I have my workers' comp papers in my pocket," Hester told the Chicago Tribune. "See how I feel ... go home and talk to my wife, my family. See where we go from there. I've got two beautiful kids, man, young. Two boys. A lot of stress has been on my mind lately."

Hester, 30, has a close relationship with Smith, for whom he has played his entire seven-year NFL career.

Hester has 12 punt returns and five kickoff returns for touchdowns in his career. As a receiver, he has caught 198 passes for 2,438 yards with 13 touchdowns.
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