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Record-setting returner Hester joins Ravens

Devin Hester, who joined the Ravens, holds NFL marks for punt return TDs and total return scores.

Devin Hester, who joined the Ravens, holds NFL marks for punt return TDs and total return scores.

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — The Ravens and kick returner Devin Hester reached agreement on a one-year contract Sunday.

Over a 10-year career, Hester has returned 20 kicks for touchdowns, the most in league history. Hester, 33, a former college star at Miami, has been selected to four Pro Bowls.

His 14 career punt returns for scores are also a league record.

Baltimore spent much of the preseason trying to find a punt returner. Michael Campanaro and Keenan Reynolds were among those who tried, with unspectacular results.

Reynolds, the former Navy standout, joined the practice squad. After scoring an NCAA-record 88 rushing touchdowns as the quarterback for the Midshipmen, Reynolds was drafted in the sixth round but was cut Saturday.

Bears: Former USF quarterback B.J. Daniels, now a receiver, was waived. The team also planned to waive longtime kicker Robbie Gould, ESPN reported.

Bengals: The team claimed former Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel off waivers from San Francisco. Driskel finished his college career at Louisiana Tech.

Broncos: Ex-USF standout Kayvon Webster was named a captain for special teams, joining receiver Demaryius Thomas (offense) and linebacker DeMarcus Ware (defense) as a team captain. Webster, also a cornerback, is in his fourth season.

Chiefs: The team claimed linebacker Sam Barrington, a former USF standout, off waivers from the Packers.

49ers: Former Florida running back Kelvin Taylor, a sixth-round pick who was cut Saturday, joined the practice squad.

Jaguars: Veteran receiver Arrelious Benn, a former Buc, was signed to the 53-man roster. Benn, who played his first three seasons with Tampa Bay, spent last season on injured reserve.

Steelers: Linebacker Bud Dupree, a first-round pick last season, was placed on injured reserve with a groin injury. He'll miss a minimum of eight games.

Texans: All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt passed his physical and will return to practice today, a good sign that he'll be ready for the opener against Chicago on Sunday. Watt missed training camp and the preseason after surgery on a herniated disc in July.

Week 1 schedule


Carolina at Denver, 8:30


Green Bay at Jacksonville, 1

Buffalo at Baltimore, 1

Chicago at Houston, 1

Cleveland at Philadelphia, 1

Tampa Bay at Atlanta, 1

Minnesota at Tennessee, 1

Cincinnati at N.Y. Jets, 1

Oakland at New Orleans, 1

San Diego at Kansas City, 1

Miami at Seattle, 4:05

Detroit at Indianapolis, 4:25

N.Y. Giants at Dallas, 4:25

New England at Arizona, 8:30

Sept. 12

Pittsburgh at Washington, 7:10

Los Angeles at San Francisco, 10:20

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