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Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson is unsure if he'll retire at age 42 or return for a 22nd season in Detroit.
Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson does not know if he'll return for a 22nd season in the NFL or retire at the end of the year. Hanson, 42, is the oldest player in the NFL and has been with the Lions for his entire NFL career ever since Detroit drafted him in 1992.
Hanson will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and if the Lions don't resign him, he will retire. "I'm not interested in playing anywhere else, no way," Hanson said on Wednesday. If the Lions are interested in bringing him back, Hanson said he thinks he wants to keep playing, but will have to take some time in the offseason to make the decision.
Hanson is still one of the best in the league and has made 31 of 35 field goal attempts with a long of 53 yards this season. For his career he ranks third in field goals made and total points scored and has the most 50-plus yard field goals in history.