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Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:15:40 -0800
The Seattle Seahawks signed PK Ryan Longwell (Vikings) Tuesday, Jan. 8.
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 15:01:11 -0800
Free-agent PK Ryan Longwell (Vikings) and PK Neil Rackers (Redskins) are among the kickers the Seattle Seahawks will be working out this week because of the injury to PK Steven Hauschka (calf).
Fri, 06 Jul 2012 13:13:47 -0700
Free-agent PK Ryan Longwell (Vikings) has not received much interest this offseason but the interest could pick up during training camp.
Mon, 07 May 2012 14:54:13 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings have released PK Ryan Longwell.
Sat, 05 May 2012 10:01:47 -0700
Minnesota Vikings PK Blair Walsh will compete with PK Ryan Longwell for the kicker position because head coach Leslie Frazier does not think the team will keep two kickers on the roster.
Sat, 28 Apr 2012 15:37:31 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings may consider letting go of PK Ryan Longwell because the team selected PK Blair Walsh in the 2012 NFL Draft.
Fri, 27 Apr 2012 12:56:03 -0700
Minnesota Vikings WRs Percy Harvin and Michael Jenkins, DE Jared Allen and PK Ryan Longwell are not participating in team workouts this week.
Fri, 11 Nov 2011 20:07:48 -0800
Minnesota Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer said Friday, Nov. 11, that PK Ryan Longwell has "something minor" that has been affecting his kicking recently, causing him to miss three field goals over the past four games. He didn't get into specifics, but said adjustments were made in practice this week.
Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:24:06 -0700
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings PK Ryan Longwell has agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $12 million. The deal includes a $3.5 million in guarantees.
Wed, 27 Jul 2011 16:11:44 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to a multiyear deal with free-agent PK Ryan Longwell. Exact terms of the deal were not available.
Tue, 26 Jul 2011 21:16:30 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings have the following unrestricted free agents to consider re-signing for the 2011 season: WR Hank Baskett, OL Ryan Cook, DE Ray Edwards, NT Fred Evans, DB Eric Frampton, LB Ben Leber, WR Greg Lewis, PK Ryan Longwell, QB Patrick Ramsey, WR Sidney Rice, CB Lito Sheppard, FB Naufahu Tahi, CB Frank Walker and DT Pat Williams.
Mon, 04 Jul 2011 13:42:28 -0700
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent PK Ryan Longwell said he is planning to re-sign with the team once the lockout is over. "Our full intention to go back to Minnesota and put together another good stretch of years up there," Longwell said. "It does seem like a really good fit. I am a firm believer in the way [head coach Leslie Frazier] approaches coaching and life and approaches people."
Fri, 17 Jun 2011 12:15:56 -0700
Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent PK Ryan Longwell said that he is not ruling out anything when free agency begins. He said he would like to re-sign with the Vikings but is willing to sign with any team that needs a kicker. "I'm not closing any doors to free agency," Longwell said, "because you just don't know who needs a veteran experienced kicker. We've had fun in Minnesota and certainly think there is legitimate chance to go back there and succeed." Longwell said he will be definitely will play this season.
Fri, 25 Mar 2011 09:19:47 -0700
Minnesota Vikings PK Ryan Longwell said he believes that the new kickoff rules can help extend his career because it will be easier to reach the end zone with kicks, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "All of a sudden the goal line is in reach to open up some strategy stuff ... The way my career has gone, I've been blessed to play this long. I would think that this could give me some more years at the end of this," Longwell said.
Thu, 27 Jan 2011 12:10:54 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings may look to sign a kickoff specialist if they decide to re-sign PK Ryan Longwell this offseason, reports CBSSports.com. Longwell only had three touchbacks on 62 kickoffs this season.
Thu, 26 Aug 2010 10:43:11 -0700
Minnesota Vikings PK Ryan Longwell will handle the placekicking duties, and PK Rhys Lloyd will handle all kickoffs Saturday, Aug. 28, according to special teams coordinator Brian Murphy, reports 1500ESPN.com's Tom Pelissero. Lloyd has yet to attempt a field goal in the preseason.
Tue, 17 Aug 2010 07:26:46 -0700
Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen, OG Steve Hutchinson and PK Ryan Longwell are believed to have traveled to Hattiesburg, Miss., to convince QB Brett Favre to play for the team his season, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Sources confirmed the three players were not with the team Tuesday, Aug. 17.
Fri, 06 Aug 2010 07:55:20 -0700
Minnesota Vikings special teams coordinator Brian Murphy said PK Ryan Longwell and PK Rhys Lloyd will each work a half during preseason games, reports 1500ESPN.com's Tom Pelissero. Murphy said the team's kicking decision could be a week-to-week decision during the season if both make the final roster.
Wed, 02 Jun 2010 16:04:20 -0700
Minnesota Vikings PK Ryan Longwell is unlikely to handle kickoff duties for the first time in his 14-year NFL career, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. PK Rhys Lloyd will likely handle kickoff duties next season. Longwel said, "It's odd. As I've told all of you guys it wasn't like I asked to not do it and it's not like I prefer not doing it. It's definitely something that I've never had to deal with before. We kicked off yesterday and I was with the [second] team. It's just something that you've got to kind of take it a day at a time and we have a long ways between now and the final roster and we have a long ways between now and the 45-[man] active roster. So you just kind of let it play out and see how it goes." Longwell said he likes to kickoff in outdoor games in part because it helps him get a better feel for the wind patterns and what the ball might do on a field-goal attempt.
Fri, 05 Mar 2010 13:33:58 -0800
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reports the Minnesota Vikings will pay PK Ryan Longwell the $500,000 roster bonus he is owed March 7.
Mon, 06 Oct 2008 22:23:54 -0700
The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings PK Ryan Longwell successfully converted field goals of 53, 33 and 30 yards during the team's Week 5 game. Longwell's 30-yard field goal with 13 seconds left gave the team their second win of the season.
Sun, 14 Sep 2008 15:06:45 -0700
The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings PK Ryan Longwell made five field goals in the team's Week 2 game.
Sun, 03 Aug 2008 14:58:51 -0700
Don Seeholzer, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings PK Ryan Longwell made all six of his field-goal attempts Saturday, Aug. 2.
Fri, 07 Sep 2007 15:31:37 -0700
Ryan Kibbe, of KSTP-TV, reports Minnesota Vikings PK Ryan Longwell changed several things during the offseason to help him add more leg strength and more endurance during games. "I talked with [special teams coach] Paul Ferraro after the season, and we aired it out. What I thought my shortcomings were after last year. He expressed some things that we wanted to tweak. After 10 years you get stuck in a rut and you might as well change it up. So, I changed my off-season workout. He cut back my kicking in training camp a lot. We saw some positive signs in the off-season program. I feel pretty good going into the season," Longwell said.
Tue, 29 May 2007 13:46:23 -0700
Don Seeholzer, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings PK Ryan Longwell was allowed to miss practice Friday, May 25, because he was attending a graduation.
Fri, 24 Nov 2006 15:16:26 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings would like to see PK Ryan Longwell's kickoffs improve and the team's coaches have focused on that this week in practice.
Fri, 06 Oct 2006 15:38:40 -0700
Minnesota Vikings PK Ryan Longwell (illness) practiced Friday, Oct. 6, and is expected to play. He was removed from the injury report.
Thu, 05 Oct 2006 19:59:15 -0700
Minnesota Vikings PK Ryan Longwell (illness) rejoined the team Thursday, Oct. 5 and will be ready for the Week 5 game. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report.
Wed, 04 Oct 2006 20:02:15 -0700
Minnesota Vikings PK Ryan Longwell (illness) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 4 with a case of strep throat. He is listed as probable on the team's injury report and the team is not expected to bring in an emergency kicker.
Wed, 04 Oct 2006 11:23:05 -0700
Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings PK Ryan Longwell (strep throat) is listed as questionable for Week 5.
Wed, 20 Sep 2006 09:10:41 -0700
Vikings.com reports Minnesota Vikings PK Ryan Longwell was named the NFC special teams player of the week for his performance in Week 2. Longwell connected on three-of-four field goals and made the play of the game by tossing a 16-yard touchdown to TE Richard Owens on a fake field goal attempt. Longwell later hit a game-winning 19-yard field goal in overtime.
Sun, 17 Sep 2006 20:37:29 -0700
Judd Zulgad, of the Star-Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings PK Ryan Longwell threw his first career touchdown pass during the Week 2 game against the Carolina Panthers. Longwell hit TE Richard Owens on a fake field-goal attempt in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 13. Vikings special teams coordinator Paul Ferraro was the special teams assistant with the Panthers in 2005. Head coach Brad Childress said, "(Ferraro) felt like there was, I guess the word would be a flaw, in the rush."
Sun, 30 Jul 2006 19:45:19 -0700
The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress said he considered adding another kicker to take some of the training camp load off of PK Ryan Longwell, but decided against it. "We talked about that, but you do that at the risk of being low on another position, and Ryan isn't particularly fond of that theory," Childress said. "It's not like (the coaches) are going to kick him out. He knows when enough is enough." Longwell said he is fine if they don't add another kicker.
Tue, 11 Apr 2006 13:14:56 -0700
Mike Wobschall, of Vikings.com, reports Minnesota Vikings PK Ryan Longwell looked sharp during the team's three-day minicamp April 7-9. He displayed good accuracy and leg strength.
Fri, 17 Mar 2006 00:01:56 -0800
Tom Silverstein, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports the Green Bay Packers have over $25 million left in salary cap space. In order to sign free agent PK Adam Vinatieri (Patriots), the team will likely have to top the five-year, $10 million contract Minnesota Vikings PK Ryan Longwell received. Longwell also received a $3 million signing bonus. Vinatieri arrived in Green Bay Thursday, March 16, with the intent of meeting with the Packers.
Mon, 13 Mar 2006 22:14:37 -0800
Bob McGinn, of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, reports Minnesota Vikings PK Ryan Longwell signed a five-year contract with base salaries of $710,000 (2006), $820,000 (2007), $1.62 million (2008), $1.85 million (2009), and $1.5 million (2010). There is also a $500,000 roster bonus in the final year of the contract.
Sat, 11 Mar 2006 15:49:09 -0800
ESPN.com's John Clayton and Len Pasquarelli report the Tampa Bay Buccaneers tried to sign PK Ryan Longwell Saturday, March 11, before he agreed to terms with the Minnesota Vikings.
Sat, 11 Mar 2006 15:44:56 -0800
ESPN.com's John Clayton and Len Pasquarelli report Minnesota Vikings PK Ryan Longwell agreed to a five-year, $10 million deal with the team. Included in the deal is a $3 million signing bonus.
Sat, 11 Mar 2006 15:41:17 -0800
Mark Craig, of the Star Tribune, reports free agent PK Ryan Longwell (Packers) has agreed to an undisclosed contract with the Minnesota Vikings.
Sat, 11 Mar 2006 13:26:52 -0800
Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports the Minnesota Vikings are scheduled to meet with free agent PK Ryan Longwell (Packers) Saturday, March 11.
Thu, 09 Mar 2006 05:33:56 -0800
Rob Demovsky, of PackersNews.com, reports contract talks between the Green Bay Packers and free agent PK Ryan Longwell don't appear to have covered much ground in the final days leading up to free agency. There's a feeling in the organization that Longwell might not give the Packers a chance to match an offer he gets from another team.
Wed, 08 Mar 2006 05:43:23 -0800
Stephen F. Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times, reports Tampa Bay Buccaneers PK Matt Bryant will become an unrestricted free agent and test the market, according to his agent. The team wants to re-sign Bryant, but the Bucs might be enticed by Green Bay free agent PK Ryan Longwell, whose former holder is Bucs P Josh Bidwell.
Mon, 27 Feb 2006 13:17:17 -0800
John Tomase, of the Boston Herald, reports the Green Bay Packers are currently in negotiations with PK Ryan Longwell, but are rumored to be considering letting Longwell go and make an attempt to sign New England Patriots PK Adam Vinatieri. The Patriots have until Friday, March 3, to strike a deal with Vinatieri or he will become a free agent.
Thu, 16 Feb 2006 05:47:38 -0800
Rob Reischel, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reports the Green Bay Packers No. 2 priority this offseason is to re-sign PK Ryan Longwell. The two sides remain far apart, though, and Green Bay is thinking long and hard about placing either the franchise or transition tag on Longwell. Longwell has made 81.6 percent of his kicks over his nine years with Green Bay. The question the Packers have to ask themselves, though, is if they want to pay top money to a kicker if they're in a rebuilding mode, as they appear to be. "There could be a roster massacre, I guess," Longwell said late in the season. "It depends on which way they see it going. I mean, there are schools of thought for both sides I'm sure."
Sun, 01 Jan 2006 09:55:26 -0800
Jason Wilde, of the Wisconsin State Journal, reports Green Bay Packers PK Ryan Longwell will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the 2005 season.
Mon, 26 Dec 2005 08:07:15 -0800
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Green Bay Packers holder/P Ryan Flinn blamed wet paint for his hold that caused PK Ryan Longwell to miss his first field goal attempt Sunday, Dec. 25. In a brief snow shower and in otherwise damp conditions, the paint used to mark the yards on Lambeau Field came off on the ball as much as it did on both Packers and Bears jerseys. On Longwell's first field-goal attempt paint had accumulated on one of the ends of the designated k-balls. Flinn received the snap and tried to stop the rotation of the ball, but the paint made the end too slick, and the ball kept rotating as Longwell approached. He then pushed the kick right. Longwell also missed a field goal later in the game.
Wed, 21 Dec 2005 18:21:45 -0800
Green Bay Packers P B.J. Sander (knee) is likely to miss Week 16 due to a bruised knee. If Sander were unable to play, the club could decide to use PK Ryan Longwell as their punter or they might sign a free agent to handle the punt duties Sunday, Dec. 25.
Fri, 16 Dec 2005 18:02:23 -0800
The Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers PK Ryan Longwell's agent has not been contacted by the Packers so far about a contract extension. Longwell is a free agent after the 2005 season and realizes this could be his last year as a Packer. Longwell said, "We certainly are taking these last three games like they will be our last three just because we think we would be robbing ourselves of some great memories if we just kind of pass them off as routine games."
Fri, 25 Nov 2005 21:28:05 -0800
Bob McGinn, of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, reports Green Bay Packers PK Ryan Longwell is eligible for unrestricted free agency after the 2005 season. There have been no talks between his agent and the club. There is a possibility that the Packers will use the franchise tag on him, which would almost force him to return for a one-year, $1.9 million deal.
Sun, 25 Sep 2005 14:38:41 -0700
Packers.com reports Green Bay Packers PK Ryan Longwell missed a PAT Week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It was his first missed PAT after making 156 consecutive attempts, breaking a streak good for 4th longest among active players and the longest in team history.