Jason Hanson K DET 3 years ago

FOXSports.com's Alex Marvez "gets the feeling" recently-retired free agent K Jason Hanson would listen if asked about kicking in-season.

Hanson, 43 in June, reiterated to Marvez that he only wanted to play for Detroit. The Lions inked 38-year-old David Akers last week, and they also signed Norwegian trick-kick artist Havard Rugland. If neither works out, there's a good chance they'd give Hanson a call. Hanson is dealing with plantar fasciitis in his plant foot, which caused him to retire last week.

Jason Hanson K DET 3 years ago1 Comment

Free agent K Jason Hanson announced his retirement.

Hanson, 42, spent all 21 seasons of his career with the Lions. He had an 82.4 percent success rate over that time, connecting on 55.9 percent of his kicks from 50-plus yards out. Hanson cites a foot injury as the main reason he is hanging up the cleats, and the Lions' unwillingness to offer much more than the veteran's minimum to bring him back for a 22nd season likely also contributed to his decision. Detroit is now looking for a new punter and kicker.

Jason Hanson K DET 3 years ago

The Lions' contract negotiations with free agent K Jason Hanson "so far have gone nowhere."

The Lions have stepped up efforts to replace Hanson and will host David Akers for a free-agent visit this week. After banging home 32 of his 36 field goal tries last season, Hanson may want Phil Dawson money (one year, $2.35 million).

Jason Hanson K DET 3 years ago

The agent for free agent K Jason Hanson said the Lions have not made an acceptable offer yet.

There's no urgency here as Hanson isn't going to play for anyone other than Detroit -- his home for the last 21 seasons. But perhaps he isn't willing to kick for the veteran minimum after all. Hanson made $2.55 million in 2012.

Jason Hanson K DET 3 years ago

The Lions are currently working on re-signing free agent K Jason Hanson.

Hanson, 43 in June, informed the Lions last week that he plans to continue his career, and it's expected that the two sides will work something out. Last season, Hanson converted 32-of-36 field goal attempts. He'll likely score a one-year deal at the veteran's minimum.

Jason Hanson K DET 3 years ago

Free agent K Jason Hanson has decided that he wants to play another season.

Hanson will turn 43 in June and has 21 seasons under his belt. But he was solid once again last year, making 18-of-22 field goals from 40-plus yards out and 32-of-36 overall. Hanson previously said he'd be willing to re-sign with the Lions for the veteran minimum of $940,000.

Jason Hanson K DET 3 years ago

Lions K Jason Hanson is still weighing his options on whether he'll return for his 22nd season.

Hanson is an unrestricted free agent. The Lions have made it clear they would like him to return. "I told them I really want to take my time and make sure that I'm not making a mistake by coming back and not going to regret that I left if I do,'' Hanson said. Hanson doesn't have a timetable, but said he expects to make a decision in the next few weeks.

Jason Hanson K DET 3 years ago

Lions GM Martin Mayhew remains optimistic that free agent K Jason Hanson will not retire this offseason.

Hanson is coming off another solid year that saw him convert 32-of-36 field goals -- including an impressive 18-of-22 mark from 40-plus yards out. Although he'll be 43 in June, the Lions want him back for a 22nd season. Hanson said he's willing to play for the 10-year veteran minimum, which will be $940,000 in 2013.

Jason Hanson K DET 3 years ago

Lions K Jason Hanson doesn't think he's going to retire this offseason.

Hanson, an impending free agent, will turn 43 in June and is wrapping up his 21st year with the Lions. You wouldn't know how old he is by watching him kick, however. Hanson is 31-of-35 on the season and 17-of-21 from 40-plus yards out. His 128 points are the most he's scored since 1995. "It's a commitment and I'm not going to do it unless I feel like I can and I'm going to work like I always have," Hanson said. "You take that break (after the season but) when you start up, from OTAs to now it's a lot of work. So again, I'll really process it. Those are the conversations that'll take place."

Jason Hanson K DET 4 years ago

Jason Hanson has won the Lions placekicker job, as expected.

Undrafted rookie Derek Dimke was cut on Monday. Hanson is 42, but still has one of the most powerful legs in the game. He has gone 8-for-11 on field goals of 50-plus yards over the last two seasons and is aided by the Ford Field dome.