Despite not practicing at all this week, the Chicago Bears listed Devin Hester as questionable to face the Lions. Reports out of Chicago today suggest that the ankle injury will not allow him to play.
Wide receiver Devin Hester (ankle) did not practice Friday and was listed as questionable, but he is not expected to play Sunday.
The absence of the NFL’s all-time leader in kick-return touchdowns will impact special teams, but coach Lovie Smith is confident in Hester’s backups.
That’s good news for the Lions, especially with injury-riddled special teams units of their own. Earl Bennett and Johnny Knox figure to fill in as kick and punt returners this week.