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