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Lions sign Norwegian kicking prospect Rugland

Updated: April 11, 2013, 10:52 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- The Detroit Lions are giving a Norwegian Internet kicking sensation a shot to make the team.

Detroit signed kicker Havard Rugland on Thursday, declining to disclose details of the deal.

With the move, the Lions seem to be giving newly acquired kicker David Akers some competition or at least provide some depth at the position for practice. Detroit recently signed Akers soon after Jason Hanson retired.

A trick-shot video -- called "Kickalicious" -- Rugland posted in ...

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