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Record-setting returner Hester joins Ravens

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

Thursday

Carolina at Denver, 8:30

Sunday

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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