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13 hrs ago | MSNBC

Lions work out veteran kickers

The Lions had Jason Hanson handle their kicking for two decades, but they're having a harder time finding a permanent replacement now that he's retired. David Akers handled the gig in 2013, but the Lions opted not to re-sign him this year after he went 19-of-24 on field goals.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Football, Nate Freese, Jason Hanson, Giorgio Tavecchio, NFL Players, Philadelphia Eagles

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Lions cede game to Panthers with series of mistakes

The Detroit Lions opened up the season in nigh ideal fashion. They lambasted the New York Giants on Monday Night Football , Matthew Stafford looked great, and even the defense looked good.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Football, Carolina Panthers, Joique Bell, NFL Players, Jed Collins, Matthew Stafford

Pride of Detroit

Lions need to explore other options at kicker

Nate Freese just isn't working out at kicker, so it's time for the Detroit Lions to explore their other options at the position. The Detroit Lions ' quest to replace Jason Hanson has not exactly gone very well.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Football, Nate Freese, NFL Players, Jason Hanson, Giorgio Tavecchio

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Lions scouting report: Secondary primary concern for defense

Defensive line The Lions tweaked their defensive scheme under new coordinator Teryl Austin this year, and while they'll still operate primarily out of an even-man front, they'll bring more pressure from zone blitzes and move their pass rushers all over the line.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Football, Glover Quin, Nevin Lawson, Giorgio Tavecchio, NFL Players, Bill Bentley

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Detroit Lions

O'Hara's Final Thoughts: The next step for K Nate Freese

Mike O'Hara gives his final thoughts heading into Lions-Bills including the next step for Nate Freese, a Jim Schwartz reunion and more.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Football, Nate Freese, NFL Players, Jason Hanson, Giorgio Tavecchio

Tue Aug 26, 2014

USA Today

Lions' Stafford on the spot under new coach

That's what Matthew Stafford has to work with this season, after his Detroit Lions collapsed toward the end of 2013.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Football, Golden Tate, Calvin Johnson, Jason Hanson, Reggie Bush, NFL Players

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Detroit News

Lions cut Giorgio Tavecchio, five others; Nate Freese wins kicking job

The other five players: fullback Chad Abram, punter Drew Butler, cornerbacks Aaron Hester and Jonte Green, and quarterback James Franklin.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Football, Nate Freese, NFL Players, Chad Abram, Giorgio Tavecchio, Jonte Green

Detroit Free Press

Detroit Lions' Giorgio Tavecchio, Jonte Green among roster reductions

The Detroit Lions ended their kicking competition today, picking rookie seventh-round pick Nate Freese over Giorgio Tavecchio.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Football, Giorgio Tavecchio, Jonte Green, NFL Players, Nate Freese, Chad Abram

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Detroit Lions

O'Hara's Final Thoughts: Versatile Jones to play key role in defense

Mike O'Hara gives his final thoughts heading into Lions-Jaguars including Jason Jones adding versatility, the kicking competition and more.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Football, Jason Jones (Tennessee Titans), NFL Players, Larry Webster, Blake Bortles, Eddie Murray

Detroit Lions

O'Hara's Friday Focus: Lions-Jags, the dress rehearsal

Calvin Johnson, the Lions' biggest and brightest star, will join the cast of starters, backups and players competing for roster spots in a dress rehearsal for the start of the regular season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Football, Calvin Johnson, NFL Players, Jacksonville Jaguars, Chad Henne, Denard Robinson

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Detroit News

Lions' Giorgio Tavecchio, Nate Freese to trade kicking duties as evaluation continues

As the Lions' kicker competition draws to a close, Giorgio Tavecchio will have more of an opportunity to impress the coaches.

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Related Topix: Sports, Detroit Lions, NFL Football, Nate Freese, Giorgio Tavecchio, NFL Players, Sam Martin, Jason Hanson

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