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Norwegian YouTube Kicker Released

Bummer. Remember Norwegian Kicker and YouTube sensation Havard Rugland? OK, I don't recall the name either, but I do remember his YouTube video, Kickalicious making the rounds last winter:



I'm pretty sure that's the Dropkick Murphys playing in the background (nice "kick" choice, Havard).

Well, unfortunately, the Detroit Lions cut Rugland on Tuesday. Early reports say he will next be working on a new music video for The Pogues (joke).

David Akers, of course, is the starting Detroit kicker. RotoWire has him ranked #9 for the upcoming season. Akers is a six-time all-pro and a 15-year veteran. So Rugland didn't lose out to some no-name.

Remember, dome kickers always make for safe fantasy picks.

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