Season over for Hanson as Lions put kicker on injured reserve

ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- The Detroit Lions placed kicker Jason Hanson on injured reserve, ending his season because of an injured right knee.

The Lions signed cornerback Tye Hill on Thursday to take Hanson's roster spot. Hill was among the Tennessee Titans' final cuts this year. He started 24 games during four seasons with the St. Louis Rams and Atlanta Falcons.

The Lions drafted Hanson in 1992, and he has become their all-time leading scorer with 1,890 career points. Hanson has made an NFL-record 44 field goals from at least 50 yards. He also has lost 190 games in which he played, surpassing the previous league record set by ex-kicker Morten Andersen with 188 losses.

Hanson made 12 of 14 field-goal attempts in eight games this season, connecting on at least 80 percent for the 13th time.

Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press

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