ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) - The Detroit Lions have signed kicker Havard (HO-var) Rugland.
Terms of the deals weren't disclosed by the team Thursday.
Detroit's deal with Rugland seems to give newly acquired kicker David Akers some competition or at least provides some depth at the position for practice.
The Lions recently signed Akers soon after Jason Hanson retired and now also has a Norwegian Internet kicking sensation on the roster. He posted a trick-shot video - called ``Kickalicious'' - the 6-foot-2, 240-pound Rugland posted in September has more than 2.7 million views.
Rugland played amateur soccer in his native Norway before taking an interest in football in 2011. He had tryouts for the Lions and New York Jets and has been working out at Michael Husted's pro kicking camp in Florida.

Recent NFL Discussions

uconn / smu college hoops on Sat, Feb 2017 by armyranger
Carolina Wise Guy.....What? on Thu, Feb 2017 by Timmy1961
2017 NFL Draft Props on Fri, Feb 2017 by Blade
Handicapping Week 1 on Fri, Feb 2017 by Blade
Blade what time do you get up on Thu, Feb 2017 by Blade

Top NFL Public Bets

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Cousins-to-49ers rumors heating up Are the 49ers the only team that quarterback Kirk Cousins is willing to sign a long-term deal with this offseason?
Thumbnail Broncos could show interest in Romo Will the Broncos at least discuss adding Tony Romo if he were released by the Cowboys?
Thumbnail Vikings noncommittal to AP Vikings general manager Rick Spielman was noncommittal when speaking about Adrian Peterson on Thursday.
Thumbnail Krik Cousins Next Team Prop Odds Which team will Kirk Cousins be playing for in Week 1 of the 2017 NFL regular season?
Thumbnail Tony Romo Next Team Prop Odds Which team will Tony Romo play for when the 2017 NFL regular season begins? Oddsmakers have weighed in.

NFL Team Pages