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The Detroit Lions have announced that a contract has been reached with kicker Jason Hanson.
The 17-year veteran has signed a four-year deal.
The team previously had said that, absent a new contract, the franchise tag would be used to keep Hanson off the free-agent market.
So, now that Hanson is under contract, the team that went 0-16 in 2008 will instead be able to use the tag on . . . on . . . on . . . well, this year they likely won’t be using the tag.

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15 Responses to “LIONS EXTEND HANSON”
  1. ty@thelionsinwinter says: Feb 17, 2009 3:05 PM

    Great news. Hanson is fantastically underrated; his 2008 season is as good as any kicker has ever had, on a team that was as bad as any team has ever been. Imagine if the Lions had ever crossed the opponent’s 35!

  2. severs28 says: Feb 17, 2009 3:07 PM

    Per Dave Birkett on his blog they have also reworked Daunte’s deal and he is for sure coming back.

  3. empty13 says: Feb 17, 2009 3:11 PM

    detroit use the tag? that’s one way to make a grown man cry!

  4. RobJH says: Feb 17, 2009 3:27 PM

    They also just reported on ESPN Radio that the Lions restructured Culpepper’s deal to keep him in Detroit another year.

  5. tinshaker says: Feb 17, 2009 3:48 PM

    They should use it on Leigh Bodden…oh nevermind.
    maybe they could use it on the water boy.

  6. WorldChampionBears2008 says: Feb 17, 2009 3:51 PM

    that’s like signing the biggest greenest turd in the toilet. It still stinks.

  7. Osterhouse says: Feb 17, 2009 3:56 PM

    Annnd redo culpeppers deal

  8. bavaro89 says: Feb 17, 2009 3:59 PM

    I’m surprised that nobody on this site mentions that he should have been selected to the Pro Bowl (wink-wink).

  9. dreamweaver says: Feb 17, 2009 5:24 PM

    He should have gone to the pro-bowl

  10. starman says: Feb 17, 2009 5:32 PM

    should be able to afford walking cane now!

  11. LionsfaninClev says: Feb 17, 2009 5:35 PM

    Hanson is already the NFL’s all-time career leader in 50+ yard FGs.
    By the time he’s done, Hanson may very well be in the top 3 kickers of all-time.

  12. Orenthal James says: Feb 17, 2009 6:07 PM

    Maybe they can use the tag on their fans… stop them from going to another team.

  13. FumbleNuts says: Feb 17, 2009 6:24 PM

    If everyone tried as hard as Hanson works, maybe they would have won at least a single game last year?

  14. CanadianLionFan says: Feb 17, 2009 6:46 PM

    Congrats to Hanson, he deserves every penny of this contract. Just imagine having to play your whole carrer for the Lions

  15. Gusto-man says: Feb 17, 2009 8:35 PM

    Pro Bowl……he kicks inside….9 games a year!!!!!!

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