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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:03 pm    Post subject: Seahawks to sign K Ryan Longwell Reply with quote

The Seattle Seahawks had a tryout with a handful of kickers at the teamís Renton headquarters today, and veteran Ryan Longwell apparently came out as the winner. According to ESPNís Ed Werder, Seattle plans to sign Longwell to the teamís active roster as insurance with Seattleís starter Steven Hauschka nursing a lower calf strain.

The 15-year veteran did not play for any NFL team during the regular season. He was released by Minnesota a couple weeks after the Vikings drafted Blair Walsh in April.

http://blog.thenewstribune.com/seahawks/2013/01/08/report-seahawks-to-sign-kicker-ryan-longwell/#storylink=cpy


we'll see if Ryan still has any leg left.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surprised it took this long. Doesn't have a big leg at all. But dude was money from anything under 50 most of the time. Can't believe Olindo Mare got signed first Shocked
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^^ Longwell played it craftily though. didn't have to work during the season, didn't have to travel, be away from his family. could work on his golf game.

now he shows up for the playoff run. at the most he'll play three games and could come up with a Super Bowl ring.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Surprised it took this long. Doesn't have a big leg at all. But dude was money from anything under 50 most of the time. Can't believe Olindo Mare got signed first Shocked


I said the same thing to myself when the Dolphins signed Kaeding.

Good to see Longwell finally find a new home. I wish him the best of luck. I'm curious as to who the other kickers they tried out were. Anyone know?
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BrettFavre4 wrote:
GoneWithTheWind wrote:
Surprised it took this long. Doesn't have a big leg at all. But dude was money from anything under 50 most of the time. Can't believe Olindo Mare got signed first Shocked


I said the same thing to myself when the Dolphins signed Kaeding.

Good to see Longwell finally find a new home. I wish him the best of luck. I'm curious as to who the other kickers they tried out were. Anyone know?


Rackers and some other guy that i really can't remember but he was with us before.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hope he bombs!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crud! Now I can't decide if I want Seattle making the Super Bowl on a Longwell FG after Cundiff misses on for the Niners in OT... or on a last second Hail Mary from Russell Wilson to Golden Tate for a TD in Lambeau.

I'm so conflicted! Mad

(For the record, either way I still want the Hawks to lose in the Super Bowl in the event of either outcome... just so I can troll SOS. Very Happy )
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Seahawks have informed kicker Steven Hauschka that he'll be placed on Injured Reserve, out for rest of season (calf).
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not a bad signing for Seattle. Longwell's been a decent kicker for a few seasons in the NFL.
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If he have enough leg strength left, this is a solid signing.
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RainbowCarebear wrote:
If he have enough leg strength left, this is a solid signing.

strength is not his top skill, accuracy is.

very weak on kickoffs.
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I'm happy for him. The "Seattle Vikings" are a good team. Wink

I wonder if they'll have him do Kickoff. He was terrible last year with it.
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I'm happy for him. The "Seattle Vikings" are a good team. Wink

I wonder if they'll have him do Kickoff. He was terrible last year with it.


we will probably use P Jon Ryan on kickoffs. He did it when Haush went out last week and did a pretty decent job.
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I'm happy for him. The "Seattle Vikings" are a good team. Wink

I wonder if they'll have him do Kickoff. He was terrible last year with it.


we will probably use P Jon Ryan on kickoffs. He did it when Haush went out last week and did a pretty decent job.


oh yeah, I watched the game. Embarassed

but Ryan did seem to get a few lucky bounces for him. I don't remember him booming any into the endzone.
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Still pissed that the 49ers signed Cundiff over him.
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