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April 19, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Seahawks re-sign kicker Steven Hauschka

Kicker Steven Hauschka re-signed with the Seahawks, the team announced Friday.

Hauschka, 27, has made 49-of-57 field-goal attempts (86 percent) since joining the Seahawks in 2011 with a long of 52 yards in each season. He went 23 of 23 on field goals inside of 50 yards last season and also made a franchise record-tying five field goals in a 22-17 win against the Ravens in 2011. He did, however, make only 1-of-4 field goals of longer than 50 yards last year.

He was injured in the playoffs against the Redskins and didn’t play against the Falcons the next week after being placed on injured reserve. Terms of the contract weren’t released.

Hauschka’s return solidifies one of the question marks surrounding the Seahawks’ this offseason — the kicking game. Hauschka kept Seattle in a handful of games early last season, particularly while the offense struggled to score points. He made three field goals in a 16-12 win against Carolina Week 5, made another field goal in a 24-23 win against the Patriots the following week and made 3 of 4 field goals to give the Seahawks a chance against Arizona in Week 1; Seattle lost 20-16.

Hauschka made 11 of 12 field goals last season with the game tied.

The Seahawks claimed Hauschka off waivers after the Broncos cut him heading into the 2011 season.

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