Jason Hanson K DET Nov 24 '78

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 Oct 07 '78

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 Jun 07 '78

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.

Jason Hanson K DET May 12 '78

Jason Hanson, 42, says he is still comfortable kicking field goals from up to 60 yards out.

The only "competition" Hanson has this summer is undrafted rookie Derek Dimke. He'll once again ride the ideal conditions inside Ford Field and the Lions' explosive offense to a strong fantasy finish. Over the last two seasons, Hanson has made 8-of-11 kicks from 50-plus yards out.

Jason Hanson K DET Nov 02 '77

Jason Hanson expects to face competition for the placekicking job this offseason.

Hanson hit on 24-of-29 field goals in 2011, but will be 42 in June. He beat out Dave Rayner to retain the gig in last year's training camp. "I think the days of not having competition are over, because I'm old and they're probably always wondering when's the day when he falls to the ground," Hanson said.

Jason Hanson K DET Oct 20 '77

Jason Hanson intends to return to Detroit for a 21st season in 2012.

Hanson connected on 24-of-29 (82.8 percent) field goals as a top-10 fantasy kicker. The franchise's all-time leading scorer (2,016 points) became only the sixth kicker in NFL history to reach 400 field goals and the first with 50 50-yarders in his career. Hanson is due $2.175 million in the last year of his contract.

Jason Hanson K DET Aug 24 '77

Jason Hanson (knee) connected on both his field-goal attempts in Sunday's loss to the Bears.

Hanson's knee did not appear to be an issue. He figures to score much better in a home game against the Panthers next week. The Lions passed on some short field goals yesterday due to the lopsided score.

Jason Hanson K DET Aug 20 '778 Comments

Jason Hanson (knee) was upgraded to a limited practice on Thursday.

Hanson's plant knee required stitches after an accident playing with his kids during the bye week. The Lions have worked out a few kickers, but there's been no signing as of yet.

Jason Hanson K DET Aug 20 '774 Comments

Jason Hanson (knee) was kicking at Lions practice Thursday.

Jason Hanson K DET Aug 20 '772 Comments

The Lions worked out free agent kickers Rhys Lloyd and Danny Crossman.

Jason Hanson has an injured left knee. The Lions have not released the nature of the ailment, but it's possible he had a minor procedure done during the bye week. Although Hanson was having a dynamite season (17-of-18, four field goals of 50-plus yards), fantasy owners now need to look elsewhere.