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Jason Hanson wants to keep kicking

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If the Lions still want Jason Hanson, they have their chance.

The veteran kicker, who will turn 43 this summer, has decided he wants to play again this year, according to USA Today‘s Mike Garafolo. He’ll be an unrestricted free agent at 4 p.m.

He went back and forth this offseason, not sure whether he wanted to commit to a 22nd NFL season.

He’s been a remarkably consistent player, and frankly, until he falls off a cliff performance-wise, the Lions should keep him around.

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11 Responses to “Jason Hanson wants to keep kicking”
  1. drinkdabeers says: Mar 12, 2013 12:06 PM

    Hanson is as cold as ice.

  2. juke1220 says: Mar 12, 2013 12:12 PM

    Love it! One of my all time favorite Lions. Now go get Reggie Bush signed Mayhew.

  3. stevincinci says: Mar 12, 2013 12:14 PM

    What else would he want to do? Of course he wants to keep kicking.

  4. pigskinrube says: Mar 12, 2013 12:17 PM

    Why? His leg is not what it used to be for range or kickoffs, he is expensive, and last year rookies proved they can be relevant…

  5. hatesycophants says: Mar 12, 2013 12:18 PM

    They’ll find a way to keep Jason Hanson. Thanks, Jason!

  6. blacknole08 says: Mar 12, 2013 12:22 PM

    Has he ever won at Lambeau? That might be the only thing he has yet to accomplish (other than of course a SB title).

  7. godofwine330 says: Mar 12, 2013 12:32 PM

    He’s our generation’s George Blanda (or was that Vinny Testeverde?). Blanda played until he was 48, and this guy played with Barry Sanders before his prime! Until he pulls a David Akers I think they should keep him.

  8. alwaters9 says: Mar 12, 2013 1:03 PM

    Although there is a LOOOONG list of Lions boneheaded moves, kicker has not been one of them. Consider, since 1980 the Lions have had two kickers – Eddie Murray and Hanson. Really good kickers and quality people.

  9. footballfather says: Mar 12, 2013 1:12 PM

    It’s great that Hanson wants to keep kicking……but is he willing to keep kicking for minimum compensation? I think that’s what every Lions fan should be asking.

  10. medialovesthecowboys says: Mar 12, 2013 1:19 PM

    Here’s some perspective…

    I was 5 when Jason Hanson got drafted. I’m three years away from 30.

  11. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 12, 2013 2:50 PM

    He has at least 2 years left.

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