Steven Hauschka K SEA 6 Days
The Seahawks will not use their franchise tag on free agent K Steven Hauschka.
Hauschka is coming off an excellent season, but Seattle won't go the Nick Folk route with him, which would've guaranteed Hauschka $3.556 million. Seahawks GM John Schneider does business differently than the rest of the league, and may let Hauschka test the market with the replaceability of kickers in mind.
Steven Hauschka K SEA 21 Days
Free agent K Steven Hauschka has an "outside chance" to be franchise tagged.
Hauschka would cost $3.6 million if franchised, but the Seahawks are considered more likely to re-sign him to a multi-year deal. One of the league's most reliable kickers, Hauschka was a Pro Bowl alternate in 2013 and missed only two field goals all year. He turns 29 this offseason.
Steven Hauschka K SEA 4 Months
Steven Hauschka has altered his conditioning routine to add length to his field goals.
Hauschka has never been a great a great kicker from 50-plus, but he's improving. He's 1-of-1 from that distance this season and was made three of them during the preseason. From inside 50 yards, Hauschka has gone an impressive 42-of-46 (91.3 percent) over the last two seasons. He's a good fantasy kicker in the right matchup, and this week's game in a dome against Atlanta's leaky defense certainly qualifies.
Steven Hauschka K SEA 11 Months
Seahawks re-signed K Steven Hauschka.
Hauschka, 28 in June, made 24-of-27 field goals last season, and he has been with the Seahawks for the past two years after bouncing around with three teams in three years. He doesn't have a huge leg, as he's just 4-of-10 from 50-plus yards out in his career. Hauschka also handles kickoff duties for Seattle.
Steven Hauschka K SEA Feb 19 '13
710 ESPN considers free agent K Steven Hauschka the Seahawks' most likely candidate for the franchise tag.
Hauschka was 23-of-23 from inside 50 yards last season. Franchising him would cost $2.926 million, something the financially comfortable Seahawks can certainly live with. However, Hauschka went just 1-of-4 from 50-plus yards out last season and is 4-of-10 from that distance in his career. Perhaps coach Pete Carroll will want to bring in a bigger leg.
Steven Hauschka K SEA Jan 09 '13
Seahawks will place K Steven Hauschka (calf) on injured reserve, ending his season.
Hauschka injured his calf during Sunday's Wild Card win in Washington. It wraps a career-best season that saw him go 24-of-27 on field goals in the regular season, including a 23-of-23 mark from 49 yards out of closer. The Seahawks will roll with veteran Ryan Longwell against the Falcons this week.
Steven Hauschka K SEA Jan 07 '13
Coach Pete Carroll clarified that K Steven Hauschka's injury is to his calf, not his ankle.
"You could see him limping out there," Carroll said. "But he made good kicks out there when we needed him." Punter Jon Ryan took over kickoff duties, and Hauschka was limited to field goals under 50 yards. Don't be surprised if the Seahawks bring in another kicker this week.
Steven Hauschka K SEA Jan 06 '13
Seahawks K Steven Hauschka left Sunday's Wild Card round game versus the Redskins with an ankle injury.
Punter Jon Ryan handled the kickoff after the Seahawks' second-quarter touchdown. It could interesting if the game comes down to a key field goal opportunity.