Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Jason Hanson has kicked for the Detroit Lions for 21 years. Since Hanson was drafted by the Lions in the 1992 draft the team has seen some ups and a lot of downs but there was never a question as to who was the teams kicker. Hanson continued to be a reliable leg last season connecting on 32-of-36 attempts on a Lions team that won just four games during the 2012 season. The Detroit Free Press notes that ,while Hanson has told the team that he wants to return for a 22nd season, contract talks have gone no where. David Akers who was recently released by San Francisco after an inconsistent season is set to visit the Lions this week. The team also is not expected to bring back punter Nick Harris.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
3 Comments:
  • david akers over Jason Hansen would be huge mistake. 21 yrs an no thanks.pay the man.
  • Akers versus Hanson? No contest. The Lions should sign Hanson - he's the highest scorer on the team!
  • Typical from an ignorant coach and an even dumber uncaring owner.
    Really!?! Akers over Hanson. That would be as stupid as not insuring Barrys return, oh wait. While you are at it Ford, get rid of Johnson, he caught way to many passes last year.
    Until the Lions are sold they will NEVER go anywhere.
    I am now, have always been and will always be a Lions fan (stop laughing) and just want a streak of winning seasons. I am NOT greedy, just winning regular seasons. Sadly at this point I dont even care about playoffs.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Brad Stevens: LeBron 'looks like the MVP to me'

Le'Veon Bell tees off on Mel Kiper Jr. over Twitter

Report has McCoy headed to Bills, Rosenhaus says no deal

Murray would reportedly give Cowboys hometown discount

Report: Giants ‘considering a run’ at Ndamukong Suh

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Darnell Dockett reportedly visiting 49ers on Tuesday

David West on Brian Shaw being fired: ‘That’s bulls–t'

Hamels trade talk motivating Red Sox pitching staff

Spiller: EJ Manuel learned not to be 'buddy buddy' with everyone

Yankees fire employee over Curt Schilling's daughter tweets

Ravens settle grievance, pay Ray Rice $1.6 million

Report: Adrian Peterson has trade list of five preferred teams

Murphy disagrees with Billy Bean’s homosexual 'lifestyle'

Trent Cole has ‘no respect’ for Eagles after release from team

Ronda Rousey lands free ticket to Pacquiao-Mayweather bout

Report: Celtics to pursue Love, Monroe and Gasol this summer

Trying to solve the Alex Guerrero problem

Mets to host families of slain NYPD officers at spring training

Teams that should be on NCAA Tourney upset alert

SpongeBob SquarePants: The newest NASCAR race sponsor

Winners and losers of the NHL trade deadline

Andrew Luck shaved beard, left mustache

Museum to give away DeLorean if Cubs win World Series

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Spiller: EJ Manuel learned not to be 'buddy buddy' with everyone

Ten most underrated NFL free agents

Five potential landing spots for Andre Johnson

Texas-Baylor fight leads to 7 ejections

Mark Cuban will be Prez in 'Sharknado 3'

Report: Redskins interested in Suh

Report: Revis likely to hit free agency

Steve Spurrier joins Twitter

MJ makes Forbes billionaire list

Nick Young fires back at Robert Flores

Sad LeBron literally looks in mirror after loss to Rockets

MLS 2015 season preview

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.