Description: Seattle's newly-signed kicker, Ryan Longwell, will apparently get the start against Atlanta as the Seahawks are going to place Steven Hauschka (calf) in the injured reserve.
Insight: Longwell last kicked in 2011-12 for Minnesota, making 22-of-28 field goals. The 15-year veteran has a career success rate on field goals of 83.2 percent (361-of-434).
1/8/2013 5:36:00 PM
Description: Seattle will sign kicker Ryan Longwell after he beat out Neil Rackers in a tryout. SOURCE: Ed Werder, ESPN
Insight: The Seahawks were in need of a kicker after Steven Hauschka suffered a strained calf muscle early in Sunday's Wild Card win over the Redskins. Longwell last kicked in 2011-12 for Minnesota, making 22-of-28 field goals. He has a career rate of 83.2 percent.
6/4/2012 12:15:00 PM
Description: The Minneapolis Vikings have released Ryan Longwell and will go forward with rookie Blair Walsh. Walsh was a sixth-round selection from Georgia.
Insight: The 37-year-old Longwell was just 22-for-28 last season, his worst FG percentage since 2005.
6/3/2010 2:02:00 AM
Description: The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports Longwell said on Wednesday he is displeased with losing kickoff duties to Rhys Lloyd.
Insight: Longwell is still likely to be among the best fantasy kickers in 2010, especially if Brett Favre returns to the Vikings. (SportsBuff.com)
1/3/2010 11:43:00 PM
Description: Longwell made five extra points and went 3-for-3 on field goals in Minnesota's 44-7 over the Giants on Sunday.
Insight: Longwell went 26-for-28 on field goals during the regular season, along with 54-for-55 on extra points. He remains one of the best fantasy kickers heading into the 2010 season, whether Brett Favre returns or not. (SportsBuff.com)
6/17/2009 2:29:00 AM
Description: Longwell hit 29-of-34 field goals and 40 extra points last season for the Vikings.
Insight: Longwell was a perfect 6-for-6 from beyond 50 yards and emerged as a number one fantasy kicker. Look for similar totals next season. (SportsBuff.com)
12/26/2008 7:34:00 PM
Description: Longwell has been solid all year and at the top of the scoring charts. He is a solid No. 1 option at kicker this week against the Giants.
Insight: Longwell is a must-play in all formats. (SportsBuff.com)