Sunday, February 17, 2013
We're talking kickers?
By AJ Mass
Kickers are typically considered to be second class citizens in the NFL, but those who are able to survive long enough eventually do seem to hang around for decade upon decade.
The Tennessee Titans are considering using their franchise tag on Rob Bironas, which would tie up their 35-year-old field goal specialist for another season at a little less than $3 million.
Meanwhile, Jason Hanson is in the process of making up his mind as to whether or not he's going to come back to the Detroit Lions for a 22nd season in the NFL. Hanson, 42, is a free agent, but the team would certainly welcome the free agent back if he decides not to retire. Hanson told reporters he would likely have a decision in the next few weeks.
Then there's Olindo Mare, who filled in for the injured Robbie Gould in Chicago at the end of 2012. He'll be looking to latch on somewhere - perhaps in Miami - in time to celebrate his 40th birthday.