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Jason Hanson announced that he’s retiring from the NFL on Thursday after 21 seasons in the league, per Tim Twentyman.
Mike Garafolo reports that the low offers he received from the Lions had him considering retirement.
Garafolo adds that Hanson was also dealing with a foot injury.
“It was time to make a decision,” Hanson said, via DetroitLions.com. “It was the right time to step away. “Ultimately, it’s my heel – the problem I developed last year. Now that we’re starting a new year, it’s still an issue. I have the desire. I have the determination, as I said earlier, to come back. Each time I’d start to push it, I’d kind of short-circuit. I realized that at this point of my career, I don’t want to perform in a compromised way. It’s not good for the team. I lost a little of my desire to play injured.”
Detroit brought in free agent K David Akers for a recent visit, but wound up leaving without a contract. Hanson, 42, has been the Lions kicker for over two decades, which is absolutely
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Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson is retiring after 21 seasons. The 42-year-old Hanson announced his decision Thursday. He said he gave serious consideration to returning, but problems with his heel prompted him to call it a career. Hanson became the first player to play 300 games with one franchise, finishing with 327. He also set an NFL record last year when he played his...
Jason Hanson has decided to retire. The 42-year-old kicker has chosen to retire rather then accept the league minimum to return to the Detroit Lions.
Hanson spent all 21 years of his NFL career with the Lions.
During his career Hanson connected with 82.4 percent of his field goals, 18th best in the history of the NFL. He was as reliable as anyone from beyond the 50-yardline.
Detroit Lions Kicker Jason Hanson Retired After 21 Seasons
The Detroit Lions are going to have to do something they have not needed to do in over two decades this off-season–find a kicker. Longtime kicker Jason Hanson retired Thursday after 21 seasons in the NFL.
Apparently a year after he completed 89 percent of his field goals (32-36) the team decided he was only...
Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson is retiring after 21 seasons.
The 42-year-old Hanson announced his decision Thursday. He said he gave serious consideration to returning, but problems with his heel prompted him to call it a career.
Hanson became the first player to play 300 games with one franchise, finishing with 327. He also set an NFL record last year when he played his 21st...
For the first time in 22 seasons, the Detroit Lions will have someone else kicking their field goals.
Thursday veteran place kicker Jason Hanson announced his retirement after 21-years in Detroit. Hanson’s retirement more than likely comes on the heels of the organization and himself being unable to come to terms on a new contract for the 2013 season. According to Dave Birkett...
The Detroit Lions were faced with replacing long-time kicker Jason Hanson who decided to retire after 21 seasons in the NFL. Hanson had a stellar career with the Lions and the team reached out to yet another veteran kicker to take his place on the roster, but the move is not without controversy.
On Friday, the Lions agreed to a deal with veteran free agent kicker David Akers. Akers...
A little less than a month ago, Hanson was coming back, provided he and the Lions could work out a deal. On Thursday, April 4, 2013, Jason Hanson retired from football after TWENTY ONE (21!) years of kicking for the Detroit Lions. There will be a press conference on Tuesday.
While it might seem like Hanson and the Lions couldn't come to terms on a contract, the...
Jason Hanson wanted to keep on kicking. His body told him to stop.
The Detroit Lions kicker is retiring after 21 seasons. The 42-year-old Hanson announced his decision Thursday. He said he thought about returning, but problems with his heel prompted him to call it a career.
''It's time,'' Hanson said. ''I gave serious thought and consideration to playing...
Lions' Jason Hanson decides to retire
After Jason Hanson spent 21 years as their kicker, the Detroit Lions needed just over 24 hours to replace him.
David Akers, released last month by San Francisco, reached a contract agreement Friday with the Lions.
Akers, entering his 16th NFL season, has been one of the leagues more dependable kickers throughout his career; however, he made just 29 of 42 attempts last season for...
Just a day after Jason Hanson retired after a 21-year NFL career, the Lions have already found his replacement.
According to the Detroit Free-Press, the Lions have agreed to terms with free agent kicker David Akers.
Akers had a great bounce back year in 2011 with the 49ers after being released by the Eagles, but he struggled at the end of this past season, which led to him being...
The Detroit Lions have added kicker David Akers one day after Jason Hanson retired.
Akers' agent, Jerrold Colton, confirmed Friday that he and the Lions agreed to terms. Colton declined to give details.
The Lions didn't have to look long to find someone to replace Hanson, who retired Thursday, ending his 21-year career in Detroit.
San Francisco released Akers a month ago...