Hanson, 42, will be the Lions' placekicker for a 21st season in 2012. He is the franchise's all-time leader in points scored, field goals and extra points.
Twentyman reports that the Lions told nine other players that they are expected to be released Monday. Those players include FB James Bryant, WR Jarett Dillard, RB Stephfon Green, S Sean Jones, OG Jacques McClendon, LB Slade Norris, OG J.C. Oram, DT Bobby Skinner and WR Terrence Toliver.
- Jason Hanson