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Ryan Longwell happy to 'migrate back' to Packers for retirement

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Ryan Longwell never had the option of remaining with the Green Bay Packers after the 2005 season. That realization made it easier for the now-retired kicker to move on to another team. However, six years with the division-rival Minnesota Vikings didn't change Longwell's mind about which team he ultimately wanted to be remembered with. As Longwell stood...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Kicker Ryan Longwell to retire as a Packer

Veteran kicker Ryan Longwell is retiring as a Green Bay Packer. Longwell is the all-time leading scorer in Packers' history. He scored 1,054 points during his nine-year career in Green Bay (1997-2005). He connected on 226 field goals and 376 extra points. Longwell set a team record by leading the Packers in scoring in nine consecutive seasons, beating the previous mark of seven...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Longwell to retire as member of the Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- It's fitting that the Green Bay Packers' all-time leading scorer would decide to retire with the team. No, it's not Brett Favre. Kicker Ryan Longwell informed the Packers that he is retiring from the NFL and will do so with the franchise that he scored 1,054 points for in nine seasons. Longwell spent the final six years of his career with the Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Seahawks to sign ex-Viking Longwell

When the Minnesota Vikings released kicker Ryan Longwell in the offseason, it seemed a given that one of the NFL's most accurate kickers over the past 15 years would turn up in another team's uniform during the 2012 season. Well, it took until the playoffs, but Longwell may make his season debut for the Seattle Seahawks in their Sunday playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons...
Via Fox Sports North
January 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Replacing Longwell was Priefer's suggestion

MANKATO, Minn. The Minnesota Vikings pulled a surprise when they selected kicker Blair Walsh in the sixth round of April's draft.But Minnesota general manager Rick Spielman said after releasing veteran Ryan Longwell the move had been in consideration long before the draft, back to January when the team was conducting its evaluations after last season. And apparently the decision...
Via Fox Sports North
August 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Release Ryan Longwell

In Minnesota, the eyes of Vikings fans have been on the Minnesota Legislature as the MN House of Representatives debates the Stadium proposal in the hopes of finally having a vote before the end of the day on a new Vikings Stadium.  But in the background of the stadium debate, the Vikings decided to cut ties with 38-year-old veteran kicker Ryan Longwell. Longwell sent out a...
Via Football Nation
May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Ryan Longwell Would Be Option For The Steelers If Not Well Long Past His Prime

The Minnesota Vikings released veteran kicker Ryan Longwell today and already the cries have started from some in Steeler Nation suggesting that that the Pittsburgh Steelers should sign the 15 year veteran. Longwell has spent the last six years in Minnesota and he has a career field goal percentage of 83.2. Last season he connected on just 78.6 percent of his attempts and that...
Via Steelers Depot
May 07, 2012  |  1 Comment

Vikings release kicker Ryan Longwell

Longtime Vikings Kicker Ryan Longwell sent out a tweet Monday thanking "Viking Nation" after the Minnesota Vikings decided to realease him. Longwell, 37, signed a four-year contract extension with the Vikings last year but with a mediocre performance in 2011, 22-of-28 in field goals, the Vikings chose to release the kicker that spent six seasons with them and nine seasons...
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May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Vikings cut veteran kicker Longwell

The Minnesota Vikings have released 16-year veteran kicker Ryan Longwell. The surprising move was made Monday, a little more than a week after the team drafted Georgia kicker Blair Walsh in the sixth round. Shortly after Longwell said goodbye to Vikings fans on Twitter, the team announced the decision in a brief news release with a prepared statement from coach Leslie Frazier thanking...
Via Fox Sports
May 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Longwell's numbers have declined this year

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Ryan Longwell has kicked into the open South end of Lambeau Field many times over the course of his 15 NFL seasons. Perhaps no one understands how Mother Nature can affect those kicks more than Longwell, who's played 78 regular season games in the historic stadium between his nine seasons as a member of the Green Bay Packers and six seasons with the Minnesota...
Via Fox Sports North
November 17, 2011  |  Discuss

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