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Jason Hanson to IR; future in Detroit?

Posted on: December 2, 2010 11:27 am
Edited on: December 2, 2010 11:35 am
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

It’s been a little weird watching a Lions game this season and not seeing Jason Hanson jogging onto the field to kick. Hanson has been with the club since 1992.

Get used to the weirdness, though. Per multiple media outlets, the Lions are set to place the 40-year-old on Injured Reserve (leg). Dave Rayner will handle the kicking duties for the remainder of the season.

There’s an unfortunate fun (or unfun) fact with Hanson’s injury: he has played 295 games with the Lions. Bruce Matthews holds the record for most games played with one franchise (Oilers/Titans). Matthews’ mark? 296.

It’s not known whether Hanson will get a chance to surpass Matthews. When middle-aged players end the season on IR, they generally aren’t brought back the following year. It’s doubtful the Lions know what to do with Hanson at this point.

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Comments

Since: Nov 23, 2010
Posted on: December 2, 2010 2:17 pm
 

Jason Hanson to IR; future in Detroit?

The Lions need to bring Hanson back next year, he doesn't hurt their team. He hs been there forever, and to give up on him after a season ending injury is a shame especially if he is so close to a milestone. If he doesn't work out then cut him, but atleast bring him back for training camp.



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2010 1:16 pm
 

Jason Hanson to IR; future in Detroit?

@Greekos.....who cares? you must, you read the article....dumbass



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2010 12:33 pm
 

Jason Hanson to IR; future in Detroit?

Thanksgiving without Jason Hanson this year wasn't the same.



Since: May 26, 2009
Posted on: December 2, 2010 12:13 pm
 

Jason Hanson to IR; future in Detroit?

I'm sure Hanson will be back next season. He's older, and the Lions already know the season is done so they wanted to free up a roaster spot for the remainder of the year. He doesn't have the leg to sink that 56 yard bomb anymore, but inside of 45 yards there is no one else in the league I would want kicking the ball with the game on the line more then Jason Hanson.



Since: Sep 1, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2010 12:09 pm
 

Jason Hanson to IR; future in Detroit?

Who. Cares.


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