Monday, March 17, 2014, 11:02am
Ryan Longwell will kick on Sunday.
Ryan Longwell, a 15-year NFL veteran who has not been in uniform this season, will sign with the Seattle Seahawks following a tryout Tuesday during which he outperformed competition from three other kickers, including Neil Rackers, according to sources.
The Seahawks signed Longwell for Sunday's divisional playoff game against the Atlanta Falcons because regular kicker Steven Hauschka suffered a calf injury against the Washington Redskins and his availability is in jeopardy.
The Seahawks will monitor Hauschka's performance in practice as well as the improvement on his calf before deciding whether he or Longwell is active Sunday.
Monday, January 7, 2013, 2:13pm
Seattle coach Pete Carroll said that placekicker Steven Hauschka suffered a calf injury during the game that limited him to just field goal attempts, with punter Jon Ryan taking over kickoff duties.
“You could see him limping out there,” Carroll said. “But he made good kicks out there when we needed him.”
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Seattle's kicker is undraftable.
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If you were counting on Prater, it's time to find someone else.
"We went ahead and made that move today," Smith said.
"This is year nine for me and I still try to go out there just like I did when I was a rookie," Bryant said. "Do good today so I can come back tomorrow."
Hauschka and Bryant missed field goals in the exhibition season opener against Kansas City. Hauschka missed a 53-yarder and Bryant missed a 50-yarder, but it had plenty of distance, but sailed wide right.
"I crushed it," Bryant said. "I thought I hit it pretty well. It was one of those deals where it made a, for some reason, a goofy right turn on me and it straightened out again. I hit maybe one of those every 100 balls. It was not a normal ball flight."
Bryant was signed on Dec. 1 after Jason Elam was released.
Bryant probably won't be a fantasy star, but given Atlanta's decent offense, he could be useful to fantasy teams.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009, 7:00pm
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