October 25, 2014

Longwell retires as a Packer

Veteran kicker Ryan Longwell said it’s great to retire as a Green Bay Packer.

Ryan Longwell

Ryan Longwell

Longwell returned to Lambeau Field to announce his retirement.  Longwell scored 1,054 points during his nine seasons with the Packers (1997-2005) and holds franchise records in field goals made (226) and field-goal percentage (81.6).

Longwell spent the last six seasons with the Vikings, but said yesterday that there’s no question he would go out as a Packer.

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Longwell was asked if he’d consider returning if a team came calling.  He said, “I’m done.  I’m done kicking.”

As for kicking inside Lambeau Field, Longwell said it hasn’t always been easy.

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