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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

Report: Lions' Berry arrested for DUI

Posted June 26, 2012 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
Lions CB Aaron Berry was arrested on DUI and other driving charges in Harrisburg, Pa. on Saturday morning, WXYZ-TV reported Tuesday.

Lions add veteran S Jones

Posted June 25, 2012 @ 2:18 p.m. ET
The Lions signed former Buccaneers S Sean Jones to a one-year deal on Monday.

Kowalski wins PFWA McCann Award

Posted June 22, 2012 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
The late Tom Kowalski, who was a Lions beat reporter for over three decades, won the PFWA 2012 Dick McCann Award.

Lions add Archer to compete with rookie QB Moore

Posted June 21, 2012 @ 9:47 p.m. ET
The Lions have signed QB R.J. Archer and released WR Troy Burrell. Archer is expected to compete with undrafted rookie Kellen Moore.

Will Lions' RB depth hold up?

Posted June 18, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
Do the Lions have enough RB depth? That won't be answered until the season plays out, but on paper, the Lions' RB group looks solid.

Lions RB Leshoure suspended two games

Posted June 13, 2012 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
Lions RB Mikel Leshoure was suspended two games and docked an additional two game checks for violating the NFL’s policy on substance abuse.

Lions add WR Dillard

Posted June 11, 2012 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
The Lions agreed to terms on a one-year contract with WR Jarett Dillard, according to the team’s website.

Lions' Fairley apologizes after arrests

Posted June 08, 2012 @ 9:17 a.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley, arrested twice since April, apologized Friday on his Facebook page.

Warrant issued for former Lions WR Rogers

Posted June 07, 2012 @ 11:07 a.m. ET
A bench warrant has been issued for former Lions WR Charles Rogers after he didn't attend a court hearing.

Lions' Best confident about return from concussion

Posted June 04, 2012 @ 9 p.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best anticipates being cleared for training camp after a second concussion ended his 2011 season. 

Lions agree to terms with WR Stovall

Posted June 04, 2012 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
The Lions agreed to a new one-year deal for UFA WR Maurice Stovall, according to the team’s website.

Best NFL offense: Saints or Lions?

Posted June 01, 2012 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
The Saints and Lions face off in the finals of PFW's "In the Trenches" bracket to decide the best offense in the NFL.

Fairley's off-field incidents a primary concern

Posted June 01, 2012 @ 11:24 a.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley has looked the part in OTAs. But his off-field concerns are the story right now.

Lions DT Fairley faces June 28 arraignment

Posted May 30, 2012 @ 3:26 p.m. ET
Lions DT Nick Fairley, arrested Sunday for attempting to elude police and DUI, will be arraigned in Mobile (Ala.) County Court on June 28, the county’s circuit clerk said.

Lions WR Young practices, releases statement

Posted May 29, 2012 @ 9:42 a.m. ET
Lions WR Titus Young, who reportedly returned to practice Tuesday, released a statement regarding his absence from last week’s OTAs. 

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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