Seahawks K Hauschka placed on IR; Longwell signed

Jan 9, 2013 |
The Seattle Seahawks placed kicker Steven Hauschka on injured reserve with a calf injury and signed veteran kicker Ryan Longwell Wednesday.

Hauschka strained his calf muscle in the second quarter of the Seahawks' victory over the Redskins on Sunday. He made 24 of his 27 field-goal attempts in the regular season and converted three field goals against Washington last week despite the injury.

Longwell, 38, hasn’t kicked this season after being cut in May by the Minnesota Vikings, but does have a significant amount of playoff experience and the most field goals in Green Bay Packers history (226).

The Seahawks are 1-point underdogs Sunday at Atlanta with the total set at 45.5
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