Found April 08, 2013 on Gamedayr:
PLAYERS: Jason Hanson
TEAMS: Detroit Lions
Barry Sanders knows a thing or two about retirement. On Monday, he welcomed 21-year Detroit Lions veteran Jason Hanson to the club.

Hanson's top kick got him to son's birth on time

ALLEN PARK, Mich. Jason Hanson nevergot the thrill of making the winning field goal in a playoff game. He never felt the pressure of kicking in a Super Bowl. Those moments dont happen when you play on as many lousy teams as Hanson did during his 21 seasons with the Detroit Lions. But Hanson, for personal reasons,felt just as much pressure to make an overtime kick against Chicago...

Jason Hanson joins Lions Ring of Honor

Jason Hanson joins the Lions ring of Honor (AP Photo) The Detroit Lions have announced today that former kicker Jason Hanson will become the 14th member to join their ring of honor. Hanson has played more games for the Lions than any other player has played for any single NFL team, and now he will continue to remain apart of the team after his retirement. Lions coach Jim Schwartz...

Top 10 reasons why the Lions signed David Akers

38 Years Shanky 10) Really want to make sure they are in big enough games where a missed field goal matters9) Jason Hanson is retiring, and the team wasn't comfortable with any of those young whipper snappers 8) Akers made 29 of 44 last year, so he clearly got all of his misses out of his system7) Will truly confuse all of the Thanksgiving only pro football viewers who have...

David Akers Replaces Jason Hanson in Detroit

Former 49ers kicker David Akers has been signed by the Detroit Lions to replace long-time kicker Jason Hanson.Fantasy Spin:Akers was the top fantasy kicker after booting 44 field goals in 2011-12, but slumped last season, missing nine of 38 field goal attempts. He should find kicking indoors a boon to his accuracy and could once again be a top fantasy kicker.

Manti Te’o, Dee Milliner visit with the Lions

According to, Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner visited with the Detroit Lions on Monday. The Detroit Lions are currently hosting Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner on an official NFL pre-draft visit, according to sources. Milliner is visiting with coaches, touring the Allen Park facility, and will have medical tests conducted during his visit. The Lions announced today that...

Reggie Bush could catch up to 80 passes in 2013

According to Tim Twentyman of, Lions’ head coach Jim Schwartz said that running back Reggie Bush could catch up to 80 passes this coming season. The Lions would be wise to get Bush involved in the passing game.  He’s one of the best receiving backs in the NFL.   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('...

Hanson was great, but probably not Hall of Fame great

Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson retired last week and, I’m embarrassed to say, I initially didn’t even think of doing a post on his chances of making the Pro Football Hall of Fame. But Colts blogger and occasional Zoneblitz contributor Andrew Aziz posted the question to our Twitter account and it made me curious. It’s an interesting question. My initial thought was that Hanson...

Wazzu Morning Drip - Championship Monday Edition

Happy Monday Cougs, and as always we hope that things are good with you and yours.  We've been awfully quiet of late, for reasons we won't exactly go over right now.  But today is a new day and an opportunity to get something up on the blog, so, here we are. Can't help but love this time of year, even though there is no actual football GAMES to take in?  But it...
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