Detroit Free Press "A day after 42-year-old Jason Hanson retired from the NFL last week, the Lions signed 38-year-old David Akers as his replacement. "We tried to get a little bit younger at the kicker position," Lions general manager Martin Mayhew joked after Hanson's retirement news conference Tuesday. Akers..." April 10
Detroit News "Before Jason Hanson stepped to the podium Tuesday to deliver his farewell speech, president Tom Lewand announced the retiring kicker would become the 14th member of the Lions ring of fame — Pride of the Lions — and be honored during a home game this season. To which Hanson, setting the comedic..." April 10
Long-time Lions kicker Jason Hanson has announced his retirement from the NFL after 21 seasons.
Michigan Live "Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson has decided to call it a career, retiring after 21 seasons in the NFL. "It's time," Hanson said. "I gave serious thought and consideration to playing in 2013. While the determination and willpower are still there, the wear and tear on my body, especially the..." April 04
Detroit Free Press "Jason Hanson has talked about it for years. There are a lot of moving parts to a kicker's success. The snap. The hold. The protection. The coverage. The coaching philosophy. The strategy. Oh, yeah -- and the kick. This season, there will be even more -- perhaps a lot more -- moving parts in..." March 31
Detroit News "Jason Hanson has decided he wants to play; the question now is how badly do the Lions want him back? "You just never know with the Lions when it comes to contract negotiations," said Hanson's agent Jack Mills, who confirmed Hanson informed general manager Martin Mayhew of his decision to return..." March 13
NFL.com "The kicking shoe is on the other foot in Jason Hanson's desire to continue his career by playing his 22nd season with the Lions. Hanson, who said at the end of last season that he would take his time to decide whether to continue playing after 21 seasons, has made up his mind to return as the..." March 12
Detroit Free Press "Age. Money. Accuracy. Distance. These are some of the key numbers that will determine whether kicker Jason Hanson returns to the Lions for a 22nd season. But there’s also another factor: Desire. Hanson, who turns 43 in June, wasn’t ready to commit himself to another season at the end of the..." February 13