According to Mike Garafolo, Lions kicker Jason Hanson is eyeing a return to Detroit.
Lions K Jason Hanson has decided to return for another season, provided he can work out a deal with Detroit.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 12, 2013
Hanson, who will turn 43 this June, will enter his 22nd season with the Lions, after he was drafted by Detroit in the second round of the 1992 NFL draft.
“If they’re done with me, then we’re done, I don’t have a decision,” Hanson said. “If they’re like ‘We’d like you to come back,’ then I’ll have a decision to make and we’ll talk about that later.”
Jim Schwartz seemed to want Hanson back at the end of the year.
“He had a good year this year,” Schwartz said. “He had more attempts this year than last year, so his accuracy still hasn’t declined. He just set another NFL record yesterday. I think that he has been the definition of consistent, so I wouldn’t see any reason that that would change. There hasn’t been signs that it’s in decline.”
Hanson was 18-of-22 from 40+ yards and 32-of-36 overall. After the season, Hanson said he would be willing to come back at the veterans minimum, which is set at $940k.