Evans Clinchy
Tuesday May 8th, 2012

The Minnesota Vikings have cut kicker Ryan Longwell, according to ESPN's Tom Pelissero.

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Longwell was the most accurate field-goal kicker in the NFL in both the 2009 and '10 seasons, making 92.9 and 94.4 percent of his kicks respectively. For his career, he's made 361 of 434 attempted field goals and 604 out of 613 extra points.

The Vikings' parting with the 37-year-old veteran was not mutual -- the team chose to release Longwell after taking Georgia Bulldogs kicker Blair Walsh in the sixth round of last month's draft. Longwell started out as an undrafted free agent out of Cal in 1997; he played the first nine years of his career with the Green Bay Packers. He then played seven seasons in Minnesota.

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