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Report: Seahawks bring back kicker Jason Myers on 4-year deal

Jason Myers #2 of the New York Jets kicks an extra point during the second quarter against the Tennessee Titan at Nissan Stadium on December 2, 2018 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

RENTON, Wash.  — The Seattle Seahawks hope they have found the solution for their recent kicking troubles.

The Seahawks agreed Wednesday to sign Pro Bowl kicker Jason Myers to a four-year deal, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the deal had not been formally announced.

Myers was in a battle with veteran Sebastian Janikowski during Seattle’s training camp last year. Janikowski won the job, in part because of his veteran status, but it was Myers who had the better season after being signed by the New York Jets.

Myers was 33 of 36 on field-goal attempts in New York and was named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career.

Seattle has struggled with the kicking position since Stephen Hauschka left for Buffalo after the 2016 season. Both Blair Walsh in 2017 and Janikowski last year had subpar seasons kicking for Seattle.

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