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  1. On Vikings safeties and place-kickers

    Kevin Seifert

    I realize most of Minnesota, and a good portion of the NFC North, is focused on Monday's scheduled debate and vote on the Minnesota Vikings stadium bill. But I'm told by sources close to the situation that the Vikings held a three-day rookie minicamp...

    Blog | May 07, 2012
  2. 'Kickalicious' is latest Packers interest

    Kevin Seifert

    So here's an interesting intra-division twist: "Kickalicious" worked out Friday morning for the Green Bay Packers, according to his Twitter account as well as a source of my colleague Rob Demovsky. Havard Rugland is the Norwegian-born place-kicker...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  3. Lions roster at a glance

    Kevin Seifert

    We noted earlier Tuesday that the Detroit Lions released place-kicker Havard Rugland. As it turns out, Rugland was the highest-profile name involved in the Lions' push to a 75-man roster. The three other players released Tuesday were: receiver Ter...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  4. 'Kickalicious' might have an NFL future

    Kevin Seifert

    Kickalicious, we hardly knew ye. As NFL teams move toward Tuesday's 75-man roster limit, the Detroit Lions ended their experiment with Norwegian place-kicker Havard Rugland. It was fun while it lasted. Seriously. Expectations for Rugland were a...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  5. Eight in the Box: Returning from injury

    Kevin Seifert

    A look at key players for each NFC North team who are coming back from injuries: Chicago Bears: Place-kicker Robbie Gould needed offseason surgery after rupturing a semitendinosus tendon in Week 15 and still hadn't been cleared to kick 13 weeks la...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  6. Vikings: Chris Kluwe era probably over

    Kevin Seifert

    This one you could see coming a mile away. A year after drafting a place-kicker to replace their veteran incumbent, the Minnesota Vikings appear to have done the same at their other specialist position. They just made UCLA's Jeff Locke the first p...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  7. NFC North kicking (!) update

    Kevin Seifert

    Of all things, we have enough material for an NFC North kicking news roundup as Thursday concludes. Let's, uh, push through: "Kickalicious:" We noted last month that the Detroit Lions worked out Norwegian place-kicker Havard Rugland, who rose to ...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  8. Lions: Minimal commitment to David Akers

    Kevin Seifert

    When the Detroit Lions signed place-kicker David Akers last week, it was worth asking whether he would be given the 2013 job outright or if he was acquired to participate in a competition for Jason Hanson's old job. Details of his one-year contrac...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  9. Jason Hanson: 'Come to grips with kicking'

    Kevin Seifert

    In the days since place-kicker Jason Hanson announced his retirement from the Detroit Lions, I've received a steady stream of the same question: Will he be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame? Hanson, after all, finished his 21-year career wi...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  10. David Akers: In decline or on rebound?

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions signed veteran place-kicker David Akers on Friday night, and to me it's fair to ask if the Lions will hand him the 2013 job outright or pit him in a competition before deciding who will replace the retired Jason Hanson. Akers is ...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  11. On Mason Crosby after David Akers' release

    Kevin Seifert

    Tuesday's post on Green Bay Packers place-kicker Mason Crosby generated a fair amount of feedback, from both an emotional and analytic perspective, and Chris of Minneapolis' mailbag note offered a springboard for further discussion: As a Packer fan, ...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  12. An adjusted view of Mason Crosby's career

    Kevin Seifert

    When place-kicker Mason Crosby hit a rough patch in 2009, the Green Bay Packers' support never wavered. When he fell into a midseason slump during the 2012 season, the Packers remained patient. As fans wrung their hands and media members warned of di...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  13. Surprise: Jeff Saturday out as Packers' C

    Kevin Seifert

    There has been considerable debate in recent weeks on whether or not the Green Bay Packers should replace place-kicker Mason Crosby. To this point, the Packers have stood behind him. It appears we were focused on the wrong veteran player. Even aft...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  14. Pro Bowl hype: Vikings' Blair Walsh

    Kevin Seifert

    The most-discussed place-kicker in the NFC North these days is the Green Bay Packers' Mason Crosby. Commotion about the veteran's extended slump -- he has missed an NFL-high 12 field goals -- has overshadowed what could be a record-setting performanc...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  15. Pregame injury for Robbie Gould

    Kevin Seifert

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Here's an early injury report from the Metrodome: Chicago Bears place-kicker Robbie Gould suffered a calf injury during pregame warm-ups. As a result, punter Adam Podlesh took the opening kickoff. His kick hit at the Vikings' 2-yard...

    Blog | December 09, 2012
  16. Dirty Laundry: What is 'abrupt movement?'

    Kevin Seifert

    From the start, the Green Bay Packers' decision to line up for a 58-yard field goal attempt last Sunday at Ford Field didn't make sense. Place-kicker Mason Crosby had already missed from 50 yards (twice) and 38 yards, and another miss would have give...

    Blog | November 21, 2012