Detroit Lions roster review: Special teams

Joe Robbins

A look back at how the Detroit Lions' specialists performed in 2012.

As part of our season wrap-up series, we are going to examine how each player on the roster performed in 2012. This particular series wraps up with our look at the Detroit Lions' specialists.

Jason Hanson - 16 games | 32-36 FG, 38-38 XP

Hanson was exceptional in 2012, especially considering how much the Lions had to rely on him. It's true that he did have a bad miss in overtime on Thanksgiving, but Hanson was very dependable. If he decides to come back for another season, Hanson should continue to be the Lions' kicker.

Nick Harris - 13 games | 67 punts, 41.5 avg., 37.6 net avg.

Harris was not good at all in 2012. His punts didn't have much distance more often than not, and the Lions were at the bottom of the league in punting as a team. We've already covered his struggles in 2012, and it's clear that the Lions need to make an upgrade at this position in 2013.

Don Muhlbach - 16 games

Muhlbach is going to the Pro Bowl. Enough said.

Previously: Quarterback, running back, wide receiver, tight end, offensive tackle, offensive guard, center, defensive end, defensive tackle, linebacker, cornerback, safety

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