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Ryan Longwell | Place Kicker

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (40) / 8/16/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 200
College: California
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Former Packers and Vikings K Ryan Longwell announced his retirement from football.
He's retiring as a Packer. Longwell, 39, finished his career with an 83.2 field-goal conversion percentage across 15 NFL seasons, nine in Green Bay and the final six in Minnesota. Although Longwell never made a Pro Bowl, he's currently 13th all-time in field goals made as well as 13th in total scoring. Longwell retires as the all-time leading scorer in Packers franchise history. Mon, Aug 12, 2013 05:03:00 PM

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Seahawks agreed to terms with Ryan Longwell after he won a tryout against Neil Rackers and two other kickers.

The Seahawks will hold off on a decision for Sunday's kicker while monitoring Steven Hauschka (calf) in practice this week. Longwell was out of the league all season after hitting 22-of-28 field goals for Minnesota last season.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Jan 8, 2013 05:20:00 PM

Seahawks will work out free agent kickers Ryan Longwell and Neil Rackers this week.

Longwell, 38, has generated zero interest since being released by the Vikings in May after he made 22-of-28 attempts in 2011. Rackers, 36, lost a Redskins camp battle to Billy Cundiff and hasn't played in 2012. Other kickers are expected to join the two in Seattle. Steven Hauschka is dealing with a calf injury.
Mon, Jan 7, 2013 05:31:00 PM

Vikings released K Ryan Longwell.

They'll move forward with sixth-round rookie Blair Walsh. Longwell, who turns 38 before the season, shanked 6-of-28 field-goal attempts last year in addition to one PAT. Opponents also had a lot of success returning kicks against the Vikings. It's still a questionable decision because Walsh went 21-for-35 on field goals as a college senior, connecting on just 54.8 percent of his attempts from beyond 30 yards. We suspect Longwell will find a new home quickly. The Vikings' kicking duties are on even shakier footing with the rookie Walsh.
Mon, May 7, 2012 05:58:00 PM

Vikings K Ryan Longwell is in danger of losing his roster spot after the team used a sixth-round pick on K Blair Walsh.

Longwell carries a $1.75M salary after converting just 78.6 percent of his field-goal attempts in 2011. He turns 38 this fall. It should be noted that Walsh only connected on 21-of-35 field goals as a senior at Georgia, and went 17-for-31 from beyond 30 yards (54.8 percent). He should be guaranteed nothing.
Source: ESPN.com
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 04:37:00 PM

The Vikings aren't worried about Ryan Longwell after the 37-year-old kicker converted just 78.6 percent of his field goals in 2011.

"The ones you're concerned about are the ones that go a little bit left," explained special teams coordinator Mike Priefer. The Vikes attribute Longwell's down season to problems with the rest of the field-goal operation. With three years remaining on his contract, Longwell's job is safe.
Wed, Jan 25, 2012 11:35:00 AM

Vikings agreed to terms with K Ryan Longwell on a four-year, $12 million contract.

The deal includes $3.5 million in guarantees. Longwell isn't much of an asset on long distance field goals and kickoffs, but it's tough to beat his 93.5 percent mark on three-pointers the past two seasons. Turning 37 next month, Longwell should bounce back with a better fantasy season in 2011.
Wed, Jul 27, 2011 07:06:00 PM

Free agent Ryan Longwell's "full intention" is to re-sign with the Vikings as long as he receives a fair offer.

"It does seem like a really good fit," said Longwell. "I am a firm believer in the way Coach Frazier approaches coaching and life." Longwell had previously hinted that he was eager to test the market, but he may have had an epiphany of sorts during a recent vacation at a Christian family dude ranch in Estes Park, Colorado. Seriously.
Thu, Jun 30, 2011 07:22:00 PM

Free agent Ryan Longwell "wouldn't mind" re-signing with the Vikings, but he's not ruling out other teams with a need at kicker.

Longwell has been one of the most accurate kickers in the league, converting 43-of-46 field goals the past two years. Turning 37 in August, Longwell is somewhat of a luxury on a non-contender because he no longer attempts kickoffs or even long field goals.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Jun 17, 2011 12:55:00 PM

Free agent K Ryan Longwell believes the NFL's new kickoff rules will serve to prolong his career.

"John Kasay ... put it best," said Longwell. "He’s been trying to get to age 22 again all these years but he can’t, so moving it up 5 yards certainly kind of does that." Longwell, 36, will have a job in the league because he's arguably the most accurate field goal kicker going. The new rule will increase his previously nonexistent ability to kick the ball out of the end zone.
Thu, Mar 24, 2011 08:50:00 AM

Ryan Longwell expressed confidence in the fact that his snapper (Cullen Loeffler) and holder (Chris Kluwe) are in place once again this season.

Longwell is coming off a 26-for-28 season and has great continuity. As long as Brett Favre returns, Longwell will be among the most reliable fantasy kickers.
Fri, Aug 13, 2010 12:32:00 PM

Vikings K Ryan Longwell -- one of Brett Favre's best longtime pals -- revealed that he spoke to Favre on Tuesday and retirement talk never came up.

"I talked with Brett and haven't heard that," said Longwell. "He didn't tell me that. I don't know where the reports came from, but he certainly hasn't said that to me." Added Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network on Tuesday afternoon: "I still do not believe Brett Favre has thrown his last NFL pass."
Tue, Aug 3, 2010 03:28:00 PM

Vikings K Ryan Longwell indicated Wednesday that he is displeased with losing kickoff duties to new specialist Rhys Lloyd.

Unfortunately, it's what's best for the team. Lloyd is a touchback machine, while Longwell has never been effective in that capacity. Losing kickoff duties does reflect poorly as Longwell enters a contract year at age 36. We still love his fantasy prospects in the Metrodome with Brett Favre likely returning.
Wed, Jun 2, 2010 11:56:00 PM

Vikings picked up K Ryan Longwell's $500,000 roster bonus.

This one was a no-brainer. Longwell would have been a threat to walk had the Vikes not paid the bonus by March 7. Instead they'll retain one of the most reliable kickers in the league.
Fri, Mar 5, 2010 04:34:00 PM

Ryan Longwell has only missed one field goal since Week 3.

He's been a steady, if unspectacular, fantasy kicker most of the season. He's a fine pickup against Detroit if you need help.
Wed, Dec 6, 2006 12:47:00 PM