Seahawks sign veteran kicker Ryan Longwell

AP

Apparently, keeping extra kickers is what all the cool kids out West are doing.

With Steven Hauschka suffering a calf injury, the Seahawks have signed veteran Ryan Longwell after a tryout Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Ed Werder.

Longwell hasn’t kicked in the league this season after being released by the Vikings in May, but was apparently convincing in the workout.

There was no word on a corresponding roster move. Hauschka returned to kick two field goals after the injury, though punter Jon Ryan handled kickoffs in Sunday’s win at Washington.

The 49ers are carrying two kickers at the moment, with Billy Cundiff coming aboard as insurance for veteran David Akers.