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Ryan Longwell

Ryan Longwell - #7 - K

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 200 lbs.
Birthday 08/16/1974
Birthplace Seattle, WA
College California
Years played 17

Seahawks sign PK Longwell

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
With PK Steve Hauschka hurting, the Seahawks signed veteran Ryan Longwell, ESPN’s Ed Werder first reported.

Vikings release PK Longwell

Posted May 07, 2012 @ 6:33 p.m. ET
The Vikings released veteran PK Ryan Longwell on Monday, the team announced. He had been with Minnesota the past six seasons.

Vikings stock report: Week 16

Posted Dec. 27, 2011 @ 12:44 a.m. ET
Here are three players up and three down from the Vikings' 33-26 Week 16 win over the Redskins.

Vikings stock report: Week 10

Posted Nov. 15, 2011 @ 12:04 p.m. ET
Here are three stocks going up and three stocks going down after the Vikings' loss to the Packers on Monday night.

Vikings players of the week: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 30, 2011 @ 8:24 p.m. ET
Which Vikings' players stepped up in their 24-21 victory over the Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. on Sunday?

Vikings players of the week: Week Seven

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 12:48 a.m. ET
Here are the Vikings' players of the week from their 33-27 loss to the Packers Sunday.

Vikings players of the week: Week Four

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 1:26 p.m. ET
Here are the players of the week — on offense, defense and special teams — from the Vikings' 22-17 loss to the Chiefs on Sunday.

Vikings to re-sign PK Longwell

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
The Vikings agreed to re-sign PK Ryan Longwell to a four-year deal, PFW correspondent and Minneapolis Star Tribune writer Judd Zulgad reported.

Eagles will trade Kolb once demand picks up

Posted March 20, 2011 @ 1:40 p.m. ET
Although Philadelphia is in no hurry to trade QB Kevin Kolb, it's almost certain it eventually will, according to NFC Whispers. The Eagles will wait to get top dollar before they pull the trigger.

Vikings positional analysis: Specialists

Posted March 07, 2011 @ 10:39 a.m. ET
In the ninth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Vikings’ personnel entering the 2011 offseason, we analyze Minnesota’s specialists.

Flashback: Recent Week 17 Vikings performances

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Vikings' Week 17 contests each of the last five seasons.

Vikings players of the game: Week 16

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 2:16 a.m. ET
Let's take a look at the offensive, defensive and special-teams players of the game in the Vikings' 24-14 win over the Eagles in Philadelphia.

Bears-Vikings matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 17, 2010 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
Devin Hester didn't have a return for touchdown against Minnesota in Week 10, but he did put the offense in good field position, returning two kickoffs for 100 yards and two punts for 47 yards in Chicago's 27-13 ...

Vikings They Said It: Players' responses to Childress, Frazier

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
Here is a collection of quotes distributed by the Vikings' P.R. staff following the dismissal of head coach Brad Childress and the hiring of interim head coach Leslie Frazier.

Favre practicing with Vikings Wednesday

Posted Aug. 18, 2010 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
Less than 24 hours after returning to Minnesota from his home in Hattiesburg, Miss., Brett Favre is practicing with his Vikings teammates and will hold a press conference Wednesday afternoon.

Vikings' Longwell not pleased to forgo kickoffs

Posted June 03, 2010 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
The Vikings signed ex-Panther Rhys Lloyd, who has been among the league leaders in touchbacks the past two seasons, to handle kickoff duties, and Ryan Longwell isn't thrilled.


Posted Jan. 09, 2013
The Seahawks signed Longwell to replace the injured Steven Hauschka.||||||| Longwell last kicked for Minnesota during the 2011 season, when he made 22 of 28 attempts.
Posted May 07, 2012
The Minnesota Vikings have released Longwell.||||||| The surprising move was made Monday, a little more than a week after the team drafted Georgia kicker Blair Walsh in the sixth round. Shortly after Longwell said goodbye to Vikings fans on Twitter, the team announced the decision in a brief news release with a prepared statement from coach Leslie Frazier thanking Longwell for his work and wishing him well.
Posted July 27, 2011
Longwell says he has agreed to terms on a contract to return to the Minnesota Vikings. Longwell confirmed the four-year deal in a text message to The Associated Press on Wednesday night. The remaining financial terms were not immediately available. The Star Tribune of Minneapolis first reported the agreement.||||||| Bringing the super reliable veteran back was considered a priority for the Vikings this year. The 36-year-old Longwell has spent the last five seasons in Minnesota. Last season, he went 17 for 18 on field goals and 30 for 31 on extra points.
Posted March 09, 2010
It appears that Longwell will not be handling kickoffs next season.||||||| The Vikings signed kickoff specialist Rhys Lloyd on Tuesday. Lloyd handled kickoffs for the Carolina Panthers the last two seasons, leading the NFL with 30 touchbacks in 2008. He had 21 touchbacks last year, tied for fourth-most in the league.
Posted Sept. 18, 2006
Longwell converted 3-of-4 field goal attempts and also threw a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The Minnesota kicker was part of a faked field goal attempt that tied the game in the fourth quarter. He won the game with a 19-yard field goal in overtime.|||||||