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Seahawks to look at kickers with Hauschka ailing

Seahawks punter Jon Ryan holds for kicker Steven Hauschka during a first half field goal against the Redskins during their NFL NFC wildcard playoff football game in Landover Reuters

Defensive end Chris Clemons wasn’t the only member of the Seahawks to pick up an injury in Sunday’s victory over the Redskins.

Kicker Steven Hauschka injured his left calf during the game, which limited him to extra points and field goals while punter Jon Ryan handled kickoffs. Ryan was also practicing field goals at one point on the sideline although the Seahawks never had to give him a try as Hauschka was able to make all the kicks he tried.

According to Ed Werder of ESPN, that the team is taking steps to make sure they’re covered in the event Hauschka can’t kick against the Falcons next weekend. Werder reports that Ryan Longwell and Neil Rackers are among the group of kickers that will be trying out for the Seahawks this week as the team lines up other options.

Hauschka hit 24-of-27 field goals and 46-of-48 extra points (both misses were blocked) this season.

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20 Responses to “Seahawks to look at kickers with Hauschka ailing”
  1. underrated49ers says: Jan 7, 2013 6:06 PM

    What if the 49ers released Akers this week, only for Seattle to pick him up and have him kick against his old team in the NFC championship?

  2. chawk12thman says: Jan 7, 2013 6:10 PM

    Josh Brown not available? Wasn’t he on a game to game contract?

  3. clubergo says: Jan 7, 2013 6:13 PM

    Hauschka was a warrior Sunday.. give it up for the Kickers to quietly handle business… Announcers didn’t even notice Ryan kicking off…fools

  4. dickmac says: Jan 7, 2013 6:18 PM

    How about Brandon Coutu?

  5. threedeep1998 says: Jan 7, 2013 6:41 PM

    Longwell is accurate but won’t get you touchbacks or be able to hit from 45+

  6. mrpilsner says: Jan 7, 2013 6:49 PM

    wait…. playoffs have begun and teams can still add players (even kickers) to their roster??

  7. seattlecoug says: Jan 7, 2013 6:54 PM

    Hawks will just go for 2 every time.

    Hawks 64
    Falcons 9

    Already looking forward to going to Green Bay to destroy the whiners known as the cheese-heads. That Aaron fellow looks pretty short…..

  8. glastron1 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:10 PM

    Even if you make it past Atlanta(which is doubtful) you won’t have the scab refs to give you the game in Green Bay this time around!

  9. goldrush36 says: Jan 7, 2013 7:16 PM

    What if the 49ers released Akers this week, only for Seattle to pick him up and have him kick against his old team in the NFC championship?
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    Even if they did cut Akers Seattle can’t sign him. You can’t sign anyone that was on a roster when week 17 ended. Just like nobody can sign Jacobs, but I’m sure good ol Pete the cheat would give it a try and probably get the league to look the other way

  10. seattlecoug says: Jan 7, 2013 7:27 PM

    Don’t need the scab refs — they blew calls against the Hawks that game too — game should have ended 7-6, but a phantom PI and another replay reversal (worst call of the game) gave the pack a gift TD.

    That little short fellow that plays QB for the green team will be on his back the entire game. Time to let Irvin loose.

    Go Hawks!

  11. judsonjr says: Jan 7, 2013 7:34 PM

    LOL at the people wanting to sign Josh Brown. You do realize he just kicked in a playoff game this past weekend.

  12. anarchopurplism says: Jan 7, 2013 7:42 PM

    Better than Billy Cundiff

    I’ll take consistency at 40 yards over a potential headcase that can hit 55

  13. jm91rs says: Jan 7, 2013 8:02 PM

    chawk12thman says:
    Jan 7, 2013 6:10 PM
    Josh Brown not available? Wasn’t he on a game to game contract?

    27 3

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    Nope, I believe that since the season ended with him on the bengals he’s a Bengal until they release him or free agency begins.

  14. mattolikesthevikes says: Jan 7, 2013 8:15 PM

    Longwell would fit great. Dude is clutch.

  15. citynative says: Jan 7, 2013 8:18 PM

    @seattlecoug

    I always feel the need to comment when Seattle fans call other fan bases whiners. Isnt it Seahawk fans who to this day still blame the refs for a Super Bowl loss? C’mon look in the mirror.

  16. ibboydb says: Jan 7, 2013 8:39 PM

    I am a true Hawks fan..And it is way past time to put XL 40 away. Seattle blamed the refs for the bad calls though.. not the Steelers..

  17. pmangarola says: Jan 7, 2013 9:33 PM

    Longwell, Rackers, and Nate Kieling would be a great fit in Seattle. I don’t know why Hard is compared to the other two

  18. drstrangehawk says: Jan 7, 2013 10:36 PM

    glastron1… read the NFL rule book on what is a catch, if you can read. The catch was legit. Jennings wasn’t smart enough to just bat the ball away.

  19. boyshole25 says: Jan 8, 2013 6:42 AM

    Hawks fans are right Tate caught Jennings on the way down

  20. seattlecoug says: Jan 8, 2013 12:56 PM

    @citynative — nope, not me….. the Hawks lost the Super Bowl to the Steelers b/c they gave up a 75 yard TD run and choked in the red zone. The Hawks marched that day from 20 to 20, but just couldn’t get it done in the red zone. Sure, the holding call was questionable as well as the push off in the end zone…. but that isn’t the reason the Hawks lost.

    Now, if you want to talk about the worst call ever — that would be the Testeverde TD by the Jets in ’98 that cost the Hawks a playoff birth and got Dennis Erickson fired. That call brought replay back and is the worst call in NFL history. He got tackled at the 2 and they called it a TD. That was nuts.

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