Kicker Ryan Longwell to retire with Green Bay Packers
Veteran kicker Ryan Longwell will retire as a Green Bay Packer, the team announced Monday.
Longwell spent the first nine years of his career in Green Bay, leading the team in scoring each year en route to becoming the all-time leading scorer in Packers' history; he scored 1,054 points from 1997-2005 by connecting on 226 field goals and 376 extra points, both of which are franchise records.
The 38-year-old also holds Packers franchise records for field-goal percentage (81.6, or 226-for-277), 100-point seasons (eight) and consecutive games scoring (144), and his 1,687 career points rank him No. 13 on the NFL's all-time list and are the most for a player never selected to a Pro Bowl.
After leaving Green Bay, Longwell played six seasons (2006-2011) with the rival Minnesota Vikings and sat out the 2012 regular season before being signed by Seattle in January after Steven Hauschka was injured in the Seahawks'' Wild Card Round victory over the Redskins.
In what will be the final game of his career, Longwell went 4-for-4 on extra points in Seattle's 30-28 Divisional Round loss to Atlanta.