Ryan Longwell K SEA 4 Months
Former Packers and Vikings K Ryan Longwell announced his retirement from football.
He's retiring as a Packer. Longwell, 39, finished his career with an 83.2 field-goal conversion percentage across 15 NFL seasons, nine in Green Bay and the final six in Minnesota. Although Longwell never made a Pro Bowl, he's currently 13th all-time in field goals made as well as 13th in total scoring. Longwell retires as the all-time leading scorer in Packers franchise history.
Ryan Longwell K SEA 11 Months
Seahawks will work out free agent kickers Ryan Longwell and Neil Rackers this week.
Longwell, 38, has generated zero interest since being released by the Vikings in May after he made 22-of-28 attempts in 2011. Rackers, 36, lost the Redskins training camp battle to Billy Cundiff this season and hasn't played in 2012. Other kickers are expected to join the two in Seattle. Steven Hauschka is dealing with a calf injury.
Ryan Longwell K SEA May 07 '12
Vikings released K Ryan Longwell.
They'll move forward with sixth-round rookie Blair Walsh. Longwell, who turns 38 before the season, shanked 6-of-28 field-goal attempts last year in addition to one PAT. Opponents also had a lot of success returning kicks against the Vikings. It's still a questionable decision because Walsh went 21-for-35 on field goals as a college senior, connecting on just 54.8 percent of his attempts from beyond 30 yards. We suspect Longwell will find a new home quickly. The Vikings' kicking duties are on even shakier footing with the rookie Walsh.
Ryan Longwell K SEA Apr 30 '12
Vikings K Ryan Longwell is in danger of losing his roster spot after the team used a sixth-round pick on K Blair Walsh.
Longwell carries a $1.75M salary after converting just 78.6 percent of his field-goal attempts in 2011. He turns 38 this fall. It should be noted that Walsh only connected on 21-of-35 field goals as a senior at Georgia, and went 17-for-31 from beyond 30 yards (54.8 percent). He should be guaranteed nothing.
Ryan Longwell K SEA Jul 27 '11
Vikings agreed to terms with K Ryan Longwell on a multi-year contract.
Longwell isn't much of an asset on long distance field goals and kickoffs, but it's tough to beat his 93.5 percent mark on three-pointers the past two seasons. Turning 37 next month, Longwell should bounce back with a better fantasy season in 2011.
Ryan Longwell K SEA Jun 30 '11
Free agent Ryan Longwell's "full intention" is to re-sign with the Vikings as long as he receives a fair offer.
"It does seem like a really good fit," said Longwell. "I am a firm believer in the way Coach Frazier approaches coaching and life." Longwell had previously hinted that he was eager to test the market, but he may have had an epiphany of sorts during a recent vacation at a Christian family dude ranch in Estes Park, Colorado.
Ryan Longwell K SEA Jun 17 '11
Free agent Ryan Longwell "wouldn't mind" re-signing with the Vikings, but he's not ruling out other teams with a need at kicker.
Longwell has been one of the most accurate kickers in the league, converting 43-of-46 field goals the past two years. Turning 37 in August, Longwell is somewhat of a luxury on a non-contender because he no longer attempts kickoffs or even long field goals.