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Lions To Host Former 49ers Kicker David Akers Next Week

The Lions still don’t know the future of long time kicker Jason Hanson, and apparently are not going to sit around waiting any longer. The team will next week play host to former 49’ers kicker David Akers on a free agent visit. Hanson did tell the team this month that he planned on playing a […]

Lions Rally in the Fourth Quarter, Top Eagles 26-23 in OT

When all seemed lost Sunday, the Lions rose up like a zombie on Halloween, doing enough to push their game with the Eagles to OT, and eventually pulling out a huge 26-23 win. Jason Hanson tied the game in regulation and won it in overtime going 4-for-4 and also adding two extra points to move […]

Punter Ben Graham Leaves with Calf Injury; Hanson Takes Over

Lions punter Ben Graham hurt his left calf in the first quarter today against the Titans on a 38 yard punt. Lions placekicker Jason Hanson has taken over punting duties.

Lions PK Hanson named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month

Lions place kicker Jason Hanson has been awarded NFC Special Teams Player of the Month of September 2011. The 41-year-old Hanson is 8-for-8 on field goal tries for the undefeated Lions, but even more astounding, is 3-for-3 on kicks from over 40 yards and 2-for-2 on 50+ yard field goal boots. Hanson also has 11 […]

Lions kicker Jason Hanson named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

Lions legendary ironman kicker Jason Hanson was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week after kicking two field goals, including a 51-yarder, and six extra points in Sunday’s 48-3 rout of the Chiefs. It was also a record-setting day for the super vet, who played in his 297th game with the Lions, the most […]

2010 Season Breakdown: Specialists

The Lions’ have struggled for decades with consistency, but one area of the team that hasn’t is the special teams.  The Lions have had Pro Bowl kickers in Eddie Murray and Jason Hanson, a Pro Bowl punter in Jim Arnold and Pro Bowl returners in Mel Gray, Desmond Howard and Eddie Drummond. The Lions’ special teams took […]

Hanson On the Way Out in Detroit?

Could Jason Hanson be in another uniform in 2011? Dave Rayner had a solid 13 field goals kicking for Hanson when he was hurt, and as Bleacher Report points out today, Hanson could be out of a job once the 11 season starts with Rayner as the guy kicking for the Lions. Obviously, one would […]

Hanson’s Knee Surgery Goes Well

ESPN reports that the surgery for place kicker Jason Hanson went well: Arthroscopic surgery on Lions placekicker Jason Hanson’s left (non-kicking) knee went according to plan, and the veteran kicker is expected to be back on the field in time for Week 1, according to the Detroit Free Press. The procedure was minor, and it […]