Dec. 16, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA: Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson (4) practices kicks from the hold of punter Nick Harris (5) prior to the game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

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O’Hara: Is Jason Hanson a future Hall of Famer?
Mike O’Hara – DetroitLions.com

There is a logical final step after retirement for any player whose career matched Jason Hanson’s for length of service and depth of excellence.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame awaits those who run the ball, throw it and catch it at a superior level, along with those who block for the offensive playmakers and the defenders who stop them.

But the Hall does not welcome men who kick or punt the ball for a living.

MLive.com mock draft 2.0: Detroit Lions have choice of Eric Fisher, Dee Milliner or Ziggy Ansah
Justin Rogers – MLive.com

5. Detroit – Eric Fisher, OT, Central Michigan
If Fisher falls, it should be an easy decision for the Lions. Yes, there are already three offensive tackles on the roster, but along with Riley Reiff, Fisher would provide Detroit with a long-term solution at the bookends.

Jason Hanson Never Experienced A Win Against The Green Bay Packers In Wisconsin
Ray Rivard – Lombardi Ave

The only thing that must be sticking in Hanson’s craw is the fact that during those 21 seasons, not once did he ever – and I mean EVER – beat the Green Bay Packers in the state of Wisconsin.

Hanson will be missed in Detroit
Paula Pasche – The Oakland Press

One day last July during training camp, Jason Hanson was one of the Lions chosen to speak to the media from the podium.

Just before he arrived, I told one of the media interns that Hanson was a riot, the stand-up comedian of NFL place kickers.

That day he started out slow, then pulled out the dry wit as he usually did. Seems he was having a hard time with Derek Dimke, the other kicker at camp. Dimke was 1 years old when Hanson was drafted by the Lions in 1992.

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