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Mon, 08 Dec 2008 04:32:41 -0800
The Associated Press reports free-agent PK Morten Andersen (Falcons) has decided to retire from the National Football League due to knee problems. Andersen said Monday, Dec. 8, he has given up his search to resume his NFL career. "I realized I no longer can train in an optimal way because of my knees," Andersen said in a phone interview. "So I am retiring."
Wed, 14 Nov 2007 10:36:28 -0800
The Atlanta Falcons announced PK Morten Andersen has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 10. Andersen reached 2,500 points and now has 2,503 for his career which is an NFL record.
Sun, 11 Nov 2007 16:17:25 -0800
The Associated Press reports Atlanta Falcons PK Morten Andersen made both of his field goal attempts and both of his extra point attempts in the team's Week 10 game. He is the first player to score over 2,500 career points. He currently has the career scoring record with 2,504.
Sun, 07 Oct 2007 18:03:08 -0700
The Associated Press reports Atlanta Falcons PK Morten Andersen and P Michael Koenen went a combined two for five on field goal attempts during the team's Week 5 game.
Sun, 30 Sep 2007 14:57:45 -0700
The Associated Press reports Atlanta Falcons PK Morten Andersen was good on four field goals during the team's Week 4 game against the Houston Texans. Anderson connected from 28, 22, 36 and 46 yards. He had a 42-yard attempt come up short, but it might have been nicked by a Texans' rusher.
Mon, 17 Sep 2007 17:56:42 -0700
The Atlanta Falcons announced they have signed free-agent PK Morten Andersen (Falcons).
Mon, 18 Jun 2007 14:30:13 -0700
John Hollis, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports unrestricted free-agent PK Morten Andersen (Falcons) continues to work out in hopes of being the oldest man ever to play in an NFL game. "For me, it was always about setting goals. When I was in my 20s, I said I wanted to play into my 30s. When I was in my 30s, I said I wanted to play into my 40s. So here we are — I'm going to be 47 in August, so 50 was just the next step," Andersen said.
Sun, 24 Dec 2006 19:07:13 -0800
Chris Pika, of AtlantaFalcons.com, reports Atlanta Falcons PK Morten Andersen kicked his 539th career field goal during the Week 16 game. He is now the NFL's all-time leader in field goals, breaking former NFL PK Gary Anderson's mark of 538 career field goals.
Sat, 16 Dec 2006 18:06:00 -0800
Atlanta Falcons PK Morten Andersen became the leading scorer in NFL history after converting two extra point attempts in the first half of the Week 15 game.
Sat, 09 Dec 2006 11:54:15 -0800
D. Orlando Ledbetter, of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, reports Atlanta Falcons PK Morten Andersen is seven points away from breaking the NFL's all-time scoring record. The current leader is former NFL PK Gary Anderson with 2,435 points.
Wed, 04 Oct 2006 09:05:50 -0700
AtlantaFalcons.com reports Atlanta Falcons PK Morten Andersen has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 4. Andersen tied a career-high by converting all five of his field goals attempts against the Arizona Cardinals.
Sun, 24 Sep 2006 10:45:14 -0700
Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports Atlanta Falcons PK Morten Andersen called the New Orleans Saints a few days before signing with the Atlanta Falcons to ask if they would sign him for a day so he could retire a Saint. Saints officials admitted they had made plans to grant him his request. However, Andersen signed with the Falcons instead.
Tue, 19 Sep 2006 17:49:36 -0700
ESPNews reports the Atlanta Falcons have signed PK Morten Andersen (Vikings) to an undisclosed contract. Andersen, who hasn't kicked in the NFL since 2004 with the Minnesota Vikings, is 46 years old.
Sat, 17 Dec 2005 20:17:23 -0800
The Associated Press reports Denver Broncos PK Jason Elam became the first NFL player to score 100 points in each of his first 13 seasons when he kicked an extra point in the third quarter of the team's Week 15 game. Elam is now one season short of matching the career record held by PKs Morten Andersen and Gary Anderson, who have 14 100-point seasons - but not consecutively.
Tue, 13 Sep 2005 21:04:32 -0700
NewOrleansSaints.com reports, citing the Elias Sports Bureau, New Orleans Saints PK John Carney's game-winning kick with three seconds left in the team's game Sunday, Sept. 11, was his 10th game-winner with less than 10 seconds to play during his career. That is second-most in NFL history behind only former Saints PK Morten Andersen, who has 12 in the final 10 seconds of the game clock.
Thu, 23 Sep 2004 17:23:03 -0700
There remains a battle between Minnesota Vikings backup QB Gus Frerotte and P Darren Bennett to handle PK Morten Andersen's field goal attempts. Andersen will ultimately pick who he's more comfortable with.
Fri, 17 Sep 2004 11:54:01 -0700
The Associated Press reports Minnesota Vikings PK Aaron Elling will handle the kickoff duties for the team this season. Elling could also attempt field goals longer than 52 yards, out of the range of Vikings PK Morten Andersen.
Tue, 07 Sep 2004 11:32:56 -0700
Sean Jensen, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports the Minnesota Vikings have signed PK Morten Andersen. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Sun, 05 Sep 2004 15:38:14 -0700
The Kansas City Chiefs have announced the release of PK Morten Andersen.
Fri, 03 Sep 2004 17:45:33 -0700
Associated Press reports the Kansas City Chiefs have informed PK Morten Andersen that he has lost his job and will be released. Head coach Dick Vermeil said it was a "tough decision" to make and also termed it a "risky decision." Vermeil plans to contact other teams about Andersen, 44, to help him get another opportunity.
Sun, 22 Aug 2004 18:58:07 -0700
Doug Tucker, of the Associated Press, reports Kansas City Chiefs PKs Morten Andersen and Lawrence Tynes are battling for the team's kicking duties. Tynes couldn't unseat him in 2001 or 2002, but has seemed to hold an edge over Andersen due to a strong training camp. Head coach Dick Vermeil said everyone knows Tynes is better on kickoffs, but it'll come down to which kicker can make the 48-yard field goal with no time left on the clock.
Thu, 19 Aug 2004 22:34:27 -0700
KCChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs PK Morten Andersen needs only 88 points to pass PK Gary Anderson (2,346 points) as the leading scorer in NFL history. Andersen is entering his 23rd season in the league.
Thu, 19 Aug 2004 22:25:51 -0700
KCChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs PK Morten Andersen celebrated his 44th birthday on the field with his teammates Thursday, Aug. 19. Andersen will be 44 years, 24 days old on Opening Day 2004, which would make him the oldest player to wear a Chiefs' uniform in a regular season contest, bypassing QB Warren Moon (44 years, eight days in 2000).
Mon, 09 Aug 2004 16:23:51 -0700
Ivan Carter, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs PK Morten Andersen has not had a good training camp, but he fared well during field-goal drills on Saturday, Aug. 7. Andersen made his attempts from 35, 40, 45, and 50 yards out. The 50-yard make would have been good from at least 55 yards.
Sun, 27 Jun 2004 16:08:58 -0700
Adam Teicher reports for the Sporting News that Kansas City Chiefs PK Morten Andersen had an impressive offseason, hitting field goals from beyond 40-yards consistently. He even nailed a 58-yarder during minicamp workouts. Anderson, 44, has regained some of the range he seemed to have lost during the 2003 season.
Mon, 07 Jun 2004 20:30:48 -0700
Bob Gretz, of KCChiefs.com, reports Kansas City Chiefs PK Morten Andersen says he feels stronger than he has in years, and much stronger than last year when he was rehabbing after knee surgery.
Thu, 22 Apr 2004 19:26:22 -0700
KCChiefs.com reports the Kansas City Chiefs are looking to add another place kicker to its roster, likely via the draft. "We have a concern for place kicking given the age of our kicker," head coach Dick Vermeil said. Current PK Morten Andersen is entering his 23rd season in the league.
Tue, 30 Mar 2004 10:16:51 -0800
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports the top concern of Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil might be the placekicking position. Chiefs PK Morten Andersen, who turns 44 this summer, showed a loss of range last season. Anderson also has the inability to kick off, which has the Chiefs thinking about drafting his replacement.
Tue, 16 Sep 2003 10:47:10 -0700
Jeffrey Flanagan, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs K Morten Andersen's extra-point miss on Sunday, Sept. 14, against the Pittsburgh Steelers ended his consecutive extra-point streak at 84. The last one he missed was two seasons ago, when he was with the New York Giants. That kick was blocked.
Thu, 24 Jul 2003 13:38:41 -0700
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil initially wanted to save wear and tear on K Morten Andersen (knee), who will be 43 next month and in December had surgery to repair cartilage damage in his plant knee. The plan was to use either P Jason Baker or P Leo Araguz to kick off. But the Chiefs aren't confident either player can kick off as well as Andersen. An alternative is K Jose Cortez, the other kicker in camp. Cortez excels on kickoffs, but Vermeil is unlikely to use a roster spot for a player who does nothing else.
Wed, 19 Mar 2003 12:02:33 -0800
Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the contract free agent K Morten Andersen signed with the Kansas City Chiefs was a four-year deal worth $3.45 million. The contract also included a $400,000 signing bonus. The deal breaks down as such: base salaries of $755,000 (2003); $760,000 (2004); $765,000 (2005) and $770,000 (2006).
Wed, 19 Mar 2003 05:21:27 -0800
The Kansas City Star reports the Kansas City Chiefs may still keep PK Jose Cortez on roster, even though they recently re-signed PK Morten Andersen. Cortez excels on kickoffs, and the team might decide to have him handle that duty and save Andersen for just place kicking.
Tue, 18 Mar 2003 12:21:28 -0800
Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs President Carl Peterson announced on Tuesday the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to terms of a four-year contract with PK Morten Andersen. "This was important for the Chiefs and it addresses the position for the next four years," Peterson commented. "Morten's longevity and records speak for themselves and we believe he can continue to play at a high level for the remainder of his contract."
Tue, 18 Mar 2003 10:36:07 -0800
Jay Glazer, of SportsLine.com, reports free agent K Morten Andersen (Chiefs) and the Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to a four-year. Financial terms were undisclosed.
Thu, 13 Mar 2003 05:25:07 -0800
The NY Post reports the New York Giants contacted free agent PK Morten Andersen (Chiefs) on Wednesday. Andersen, who acts as his own agent, figures he will kick this season either for the Giants or the Kansas City Chiefs. "They want me there," Andersen told The Post, referring to the Giants. "It's just a matter of working out the numbers. They reiterated again they'd love to have me, and there's certainly interest on my part to make that happen." Currently, Andersen's price may be too steep for the Giants and he wants more than a one-year deal.
Thu, 06 Mar 2003 00:20:03 -0800
The Kansas City Star reports free agent PK John Carney (Saints) appears to be the Kansas City Chiefs top choice to sign as their new PK, if free agent PK Morten Andersen departs.
Wed, 05 Mar 2003 05:32:38 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Star-Leger reports free agent PK Morten Andersen (Chiefs) could sign with the New York Giants, but only if he drops his request for a $1 million signing bonus.
Fri, 28 Feb 2003 21:40:21 -0800
Neil Best reports for Newsday the New York Giants may pursue free agent PK Morten Andersen (Chiefs).
Sun, 02 Feb 2003 20:48:56 -0800
The AP reports Philadelphia Eagles K David Akers set a Pro Bowl record with a 53-yard field goal in the second quarter into a strong crosswind. The previous record was 51-yards held jointly by Morten Andersen and Jason Hanson.
Mon, 30 Dec 2002 07:12:12 -0800
The Associated Press reports that Atlanta Falcons K Jay Feely set a new single-season team record with his 32 field goals. Morten Andersen set the old record of 31 in 1995.
Tue, 17 Dec 2002 13:14:16 -0800
The AP reports the Kansas City Chiefs have placed PK Morten Andersen (knee) on IR. He had played in 248 consecutive games.
Sun, 15 Dec 2002 09:51:05 -0800
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports if PK Morten Andersen (knee) struggles in pre-game warm-ups, the Kansas City Chiefs will have PK Michael Husted handle all of the kicking duties. Husted is currently going to handle kick offs for the team.
Sat, 14 Dec 2002 07:03:08 -0800
Updating previous reports, the Kansas City Star reports Kansas City Chiefs PK Morten Andersen (knee) has been added to the injury report as questionable for week 15.
Fri, 13 Dec 2002 06:25:10 -0800
The Kansas City Star reports the Kansas City Chiefs plan to look at several PKs, including PK Michael Husted on Friday. They are looking in case PK Morten Andersen (sore right knee) can't perform some or all of his duties in Sunday's game at Denver.
Sun, 20 Oct 2002 18:19:08 -0700
KCChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs PK Morten Andersen’s streak of consecutive field goals made was snapped at 25 when he missed an attempt in the fourth quarter. The streak had dated back to 2001.
Wed, 16 Oct 2002 10:17:53 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Kansas City Star reports Kansas City Chiefs PK Morten Andersen (hamstring) still isn’t 100 percent recovered from his hamstring injury. As reported, PK Michael Husted will remain with the team to handle kickoffs this weekend.
Tue, 15 Oct 2002 17:51:32 -0700
KcChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil said PK Michael Husted will kickoff for the team once again this week. The team wants to give PK Morten Andersen (hamstring) another week without the extra stress of kickoffs.
Fri, 11 Oct 2002 12:41:41 -0700
The Kansas City Star reports Kansas City Chiefs PK Morten Andersen (hamstring) rested during Thursday’s practice. Head coach Dick Vermeil said he still believes Andersen will be okay for this weekend’s game. If he isn’t, the team will bring in a kicker to replace him.
Wed, 09 Oct 2002 13:31:23 -0700
The Kansas City Star reports Kansas City Chiefs PK Morten Andersen (hamstring) should be able to handle field goals but may not be able to kick off this weekend.
Mon, 07 Oct 2002 19:19:08 -0700
Updating an earlier story, the Ap reports with PK Morten Andersen (hamstring) hurting, the Kansas City Chiefs plan to give tryouts to a few PKs this week. "It's possible Morten could kick field goals and we'd have somebody else do the kickoffs," coach Dick Vermeil said. "He still has good strength in the leg. But we're still bringing four kickers in (Tuesday), four guys off the street, to take a look at and see if we have to go in that direction." One of the four is free agent PK Michael Husted.