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David Akers

David Akers - K

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 10"/ 200 lbs.
Birthday 12/09/1974
Birthplace Lexington, KY
College Louisville
Years played 15

Lions release CB Berry

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
The Lions cut CB Aaron Berry, who was arrested over the weekend for the second time in a month.

Lions sign first-round OT Reiff

Posted July 23, 2012 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
Lions OT Riley Reiff signed his rookie contract, the team’s website confirmed Monday morning.

Lions have decisions to make at DE spot

Posted July 22, 2012 @ 4:02 p.m. ET
Cliff Avril's future in Detroit isn't the only issue the Lions will soon have to sort out among their DE corps, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Lions CB Berry arrested for assault

Posted July 22, 2012 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
Lions CB Aaron Berry was arrested for the second time in a month early Saturday. He was charged with three counts of simple assault for allegedly brandishing a firearm.

NFC North training-camp reports

Posted July 21, 2012 @ 3:44 p.m. ET
Pro Football Weekly's preview of what to expect from the Bears, Lions, Packers and Vikings in training camp.

Report: Lions DT Williams faces DWI charge

Posted July 20, 2012 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
Lions DT Corey Williams was in court in Monticello, Ark. Facing a DWI charge from last year, according to Monticello Live.

Avril says he's not mad after talks end with Lions

Posted July 16, 2012 @ 5:26 p.m. ET
Franchised DE Cliff Avril refused to lash out at the Detroit Lions after both sides ended negotiations on a multiyear contract.

Biggest regrets: These 2012 moves will be rued

Posted July 16, 2012 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
These will be the 10 biggest regrets when we look back at moves made in 2012.

Deadline passes for signing franchised players to long-term deals

Posted July 16, 2012 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
Several players will have to play 2012 under the franchise tender after the deadline for signing long-term extensions passed.

Charges against Bucs CB Wright dropped

Posted July 13, 2012 @ 12:41 p.m. ET
The Los Angeles County District Attorney reportedly has dropped charges of DUI against Buccaneers CB Eric Wright.

Lions WR Young can keep defenses honest

Posted July 08, 2012 @ 11:26 a.m. ET
Lions WR Titus Young's play late in offseason workouts drew praise — a good sign, considering the promise he showed as a rookie.

Report: Buccaneers CB Wright arrested for DUI

Posted July 02, 2012 @ 4:10 p.m. ET
Buccaneers CB Eric Wright was arrested and booked on a felony charge of driving under the influence.

Lions' Schwartz smart to sign new deal now

Posted July 02, 2012 @ 3:49 p.m. ET
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz is smart to sign his deal now and not try to cash in after this season.

Lions, Schwartz agree to contract extension

Posted June 29, 2012 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
The Lions agreed to a new multi-year contract extension with head coach Jim Schwartz, according to the team’s website.

Fairley pleads not guilty; requests to attend symposium

Posted June 28, 2012 @ 3:47 p.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley plead not guilty to misdemeanor charges of DUI and attempting to elude police in Mobile, Ala.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted April 05, 2013
The Detroit Lions have added Akers one day after Jason Hanson retired.||||||| San Francisco released Akers a month ago after he slumped during the 2012 season. The six-time Pro Bowl kicker made 73 of 94 field goals over two seasons for the 49ers. He underwent double hernia surgery in February 2012 then aggravated the area during the season when he slipped on the field during practice. Akers has made 367 of 453 field goals in his career with Washington, Philadelphia and San Francisco.
Posted March 06, 2013
Six-time Pro Bowl kicker David Akers has been released by the San Francisco 49ers after two seasons filled with record-breaking highs and incredible lows. General Manager Trent Baalke thanked Akers in a statement Wednesday, calling him a "true professional who represented himself and this organization with class." Akers appeared in all 32 regular-season games and five playoff contests the past two seasons. He connected on 73 of 94 field goal attempts and all 78 PATs.||||||| In 2011, Akers set NFL records with 44 field goals made and 52 attempted. He also tied the league mark for the longest made when he kicked from 63 yards in last season's opener at Green Bay. But Akers made just 29 of 44 attempts last season, his lowest percentage since 1999. The 49ers even brought in Billy Cundiff to compete against Akers before the divisional-round playoff and NFC championship game.
Posted Jan. 25, 2013
Akers calls his struggles this season a "head scratcher" and says if the 49ers win the Super Bowl it will erase all of his 14 misses this season.||||||| Akers missed an NFL-worst 13 field goals this season and then hit the upright on a 38-yarder in last week's NFC championship game at Atlanta. He says he feels like he is kicking the ball well and he's off by a matter of inches, which is frustrating because "an inch is a mile in our game."
Posted Jan. 10, 2013
Akers is keeping his job as San Francisco's starting kicker. For now, anyway.||||||| Jim Harbaugh made the announcement after practice Thursday, two days ahead of the 49ers' NFC divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers (12-5) at Candlestick Park. The 49ers signed Billy Cundiff on Jan. 1 to compete with Akers, a 15-year veteran who has struggled this season while making only 29 of 42 field-goal attempts. Akers revealed last week he underwent double hernia surgery last February.
Posted Jan. 07, 2013
Akers and Billy Cundiff were taking their competition to be San Francisco's playoff kicker to Candlestick Park on Monday.||||||| Coach Jim Harbaugh says there's a "good chance" both kickers will be on the roster for Saturday's NFC divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers, though he didn't specify whether each would be active. Harbaugh indicated "we have a leader in the clubhouse," but wouldn't say who it is.

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