Veteran kicker Ryan Longwell is retiring as a Green Bay Packer. Longwell is the all-time leading scorer in Packers’ history. He scored 1,054 points during his nine-year career in Green Bay (1997-2005). He connected on 226 field goals and 376 extra points. Longwell set a team record by leading the Packers in scoring in nine consecutive seasons, beating the previous mark of seven by Don Hutson from 1939-45.
Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman took a gamble last year when he released long-time kicker and fan favorite Ryan Longwell, then selected Blair Walsh in the NFL Draft as a replacement.
The Minnesota Vikings named Adrian Peterson as the team’s Ed Block Courage Award. Despite Peterson’s chase for the single season rushing record, head coach Leslie Frazier believes his focus remains on beating the Houston Texans. The Minnesota Vikings named Adrian Peterson as the team’s Ed Block Courage Award.
The Minnesota Vikings were not expected to win very many games this season, but they have still played surprisingly well in some aspects while underachieving in others. Rookie kicker Blair Walsh, the two-minute offense and running back Adrian Peterson are pleasant surprises while the pass rush, two-minute defense and downfield passing attack are disappointments.
The Minnesota Vikings reported no significant injuries and that the players forced out of last week’s game returned to practice this week. Injuries will play a factor in Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. Minnesota kicker Blair Walsh earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors for his performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Blair Walsh says he would’ve enjoyed meeting Ryan Longwell. He surely would’ve benefited from learning from the 16-year veteran, too.
The Minnesota Vikings have cut longtime kicker Ryan Longwell from its roster, the team announced Monday.
Rhett Ellison wasn’t even watching the NFL draft on Saturday afternoon when the Minnesota Vikings came on the clock for the second time in the fourth round.
The Minnesota Vikings have selected Georgia kicker Blair Walsh in the sixth round of the NFL draft.
Ryan Longwell kicked a 31-yard field goal with 2:43 left in the game to lift the Minnesota Vikings to a 24-21 victory over the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
Ryan Longwell led the NFL in field goal percentage last season. He’s one of the most accurate kickers in league history. So it’s always strange to see Longwell miss, which happened to the Minnesota Vikings in each of the past two games.
The Minnesota Vikings signed long snapper Cullen Loeffler to a three-year extension on Friday, ensuring that the league’s longest-tenured kicking trio will remain intact.
Donovan McNabb only needed one good drive to see progress from his first preseason start with Minnesota.
In a world that thrives on constant change, Minnesota Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell has been a constant.
Minnesota Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell says he has agreed to terms on a contract to return to the Minnesota Vikings.