Lions kicker Jason Hanson has been around for a long time, in fact sometimes people might actually feel bad that he has been with the team for over 20 seasons considering the amount of losing he has been through.
Dominic Raiola along with Matthew Stafford, Jason Hanson and Vanden Bosch were named the Lions team captains today by Jim Schwartz.
When the Lions signed free agent kicker Dave Rayner, veteran Jason Hanson, the longest tenured Lion and franchise scoring leader, knew that coming into his 20th training camp, he’d have to fight to keep his job.
Former Michigan State kicker Dave Rayner said he will sign with the Detroit Lions this afternoon as a replacement for Jason Hanson. Rayner won a kicking battle with Shaun Suisham today.
Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery this afternoon on his left, non-kicking knee, coach Jim Schwartz announced.
Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson underwent surgery on Tuesday.
Expect the Lions’ kicking game to go in a different direction this season.