Hanson to kick in pre-game; no word on DeVries
ALLEN PARK -- Jason Hanson lobbied to kick in Saturday’s preseason game, but will have to settle for kicking in the pre-game warmups at Ford Field. The veteran kicker had knee minor knee surgery on his planting leg a few days into training camp.
He said his recovery is right on schedule and he has elevated from kicking Nerf footballs and soccer balls to the real pigskin.
Hanson expects and really wants to get into the final preseason game on Sept. 2. He said it’s important to get the game-day feel mentally as well as physically.
Also, after Thursday morning’s practice coach Jim Schwartz said he had no news on DE Jared DeVries who had gone out of town to seek a second opinion on his knee. DeVries has missed most of training camp with the injury.
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