Renton, WA (Sports Network) - The Seattle Seahawks signed veteran kicker Ryan
Longwell Wednesday and placed kicker Steven Hauschka on injured reserve.
The 38-year old Longwell, who has not played in the league this season, last
handled kicking duties with the Vikings in 2011. Longwell has years of
postseason experience with the Packers (1997-98, 2001-04) and Vikings
(2008-09) and connected on 83.2 percent of his field goal attempts in nine
seasons with Green Bay and six seasons with Minnesota.
Hauschka strained his calf muscle in Sunday's Wild Card victory over the
Washington Redskins, but managed to nail 29-yard and 22-yard field goals
despite the injury. Longwell won the spot after the Seahawks had four kickers
work out for the team on Tuesday.
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