Originally Posted by ZONA
Well, he's young at least. Sometimes guys when the get a new chance with a different team, things click for them. He is a bit like Hillis. I think Hillis had better hands but Hester has more speed. Both are physical inside runners who have some skill on the outside. Hester does pick up the blitz decent. I'm sure this was a precautionary move in case KM pulls up lame, which usually happens. They had to get somebody signed quick and get them working in the system, learning the plays and all that. Could not afford to wait 2 or 3 weeks and if Moreno went down, now your in real scramble mode. Better to have got this guy now, let him learn the plays for next few weeks and if KM goes out, you have a guy who at least knows some of the plays.
He doesn't need a great deal of reps to be capable of being used in short yardage/goal line situations, which is how he'd be used until he knows the playbook or he is needed in a more prominent role.