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ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Jason Hanson rarely, if ever, practices punting anymore.
But there he was Sunday afternoon, stepping in as the Detroit Lions emergency punter, and proving yet again why hes one of the NFLs consummate professionals.
I wasnt comfortable at all, Hanson said of the added responsibility. I was glad just to catch the ball and get it off, at least get out of the way.
It wasnt good by NFL standards, but it was good by old-kicker-havent-punted-in-a-long-time standards.
Hanson averaged 39.3 yards on three punts in the Lions 44-41 overtime loss at Tennessee after taking over for Ben Graham, who suffered a calf injury late in the first quarter.
It was the first time Hanson had punted in a game since 2003. He has now averaged 35.6 yards on 15 career punts.
They say its like riding a bike but its not, Hanson said.
Hanson said he used to work on his punting, just in case, a lot more when he was younger.
But hes 42 years old now, in his 21st season in the league, and h...
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