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Devin Hester leaving Bears; headed to Lovie, Bucs? It's 'possible'

Bears DevHester (23) raises his arms crowd before kickoff from Vikings Sunday Oct. 16th. | Dan Luedert~Sun-Times Media

Bears Devin Hester (23) raises his arms to the crowd before a kickoff from the Vikings on Sunday, Oct. 16th. | Dan Luedert~Sun-Times Media

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Bears thank Devin Hester for 8 great years
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Updated: March 6, 2014 12:47PM

Devin Hester will play for another team next year.

The Bears’ legendary kick returner said on the NFL Network Wednesday night that he won’t be re-signed when free agency begins March 11.

“From my knowledge, I know Chicago wants to go a different route with me,” he told NFL Total Access.

Hester reiterated his desire to retire a Bear, whenever his career might end. He acknowledged a potential fit with the Tampa Buccaneers and former Bears coach Lovie Smith.

“All I want to say is, thanks to Chicago for the support,” he said.

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