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Detroit Lions Kicker Retires After 21 Seasons

Jason Hanson wanted to make it 22

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Detroit Lions kicker Jason Hanson has decided to call it a career, retiring after 21 seasons in the NFL. 

"It's time," Hanson said. "I gave serious thought and consideration to playing in 2013. While the determination and willpower are still there, the wear and tear on my body, especially the issues I had and still have with my heel have convinced me that it's time to retire."