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The Detroit Tigers have had the luxury of knowing who their kicker would be for 21 seasons. Now, they will have to wait for Jason Hanson to make a decision on whether he will return for a 22nd season or not.
According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Hanson has not yet decided if he will return next season or not. Hanson has continued to be a productive kicker in the league despite his tenure.
“I still have just been taking my time to really figure it out and make sure that I’m making the right decision and so I haven’t officially decided yet,” Hanson said.
Hanson was drafted out of Washington State by the Lions back in 1994. The 42-year old kicker has managed what many other kickers couldn't - to stay with one team. Many times, a kicker will lose his touch, and that's all it takes to lose a job in the NFL.
Hanson made 88 percent of his kicks last season and was responsible for 134 points. The 134 points was a career-high for the veteran. In his career, Hanson has averaged a 82 percent field goal percentage.
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