"Ryan has meant a great deal to the Vikings organization both on and off the field over the past six seasons. We wish him all the best in the future and thank him for his service to the Minnesota Vikings," coach Leslie Frazier said.
Longwell announced his appreciation to Viking Nation on Twitter.
To all in Viking Nation.Can't thank you enough for your cheers over the past 6 years!You've been awesome to me and my family. God Bless!â Ryan Longwell (@4thandLongwell) May 7, 2012
Longwell is a 15-year veteran who has spent the last six years in Minnesota. He has a career field goal percentage of 83.2, but last season connected on just 78.6 percent.