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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

Stafford looks sharp in Lions' 34-10 win over Pats

Posted Aug. 27, 2011 @ 11:53 p.m. ET
Matthew Stafford threw for 200 yards and two touchdowns in less than a half, leading Detroit to a 34-10 win over New England on Saturday night.

Lions CB Houston going to school on opposition

Posted Aug. 26, 2011 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
Lions CB Chris Houston is working to understand the opposition even better this season after a solid showing in 2010, he told PFW.

Senior nominees for Hall's Class of 2012 announced

Posted Aug. 24, 2011 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
The Seniors Committee of the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced their two candidates for the Class of 2012 on Wednesday.

McCoy sharp, but Lions' late charge tops Cleveland

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 11:39 p.m. ET
The Lions scored the game's final 17 points and tipped host Cleveland 30-28 on Friday night. Browns QB Colt McCoy threw three TD passes for Cleveland.

Lions RB Best leaves game with undisclosed injury

Posted Aug. 19, 2011 @ 9:40 p.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best left Friday's game at Cleveland with an undisclosed injury.

Lions DT Suh fined $20,000

Posted Aug. 17, 2011 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
The NFL has apparently fined Lions DT Ndamukong Suh $20,000 for his hit on Bengals QB Andy Dalton in Friday night's preseason game.

NFC North training-camp reports

Posted Aug. 15, 2011 @ 8:56 p.m. ET
The Lions have been steadily improving their talent level, but ultimately their hopes depend on QB Matthew Stafford avoiding injuries. PFW analyzes the events in NFC North camps.

Injuries strike Lions' top rookies

Posted Aug. 14, 2011 @ 6:12 p.m. ET
The Lions' top three draft picks are hurt, and finding a replacement for RB Mikel Leshoure shapes up as a potentially challenging task, the way we hear it.

Report: Lions sign CB Madison

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 4:56 p.m. ET
The Lions added more depth to their secondary on Saturday, signing former Steelers CB Anthony Madison to a one-year deal.

Report: Former DB, assistant Brown hospitalized with self-inflicted gunshot wound

Posted Aug. 13, 2011 @ 12:21 p.m. ET
A seven-hour standoff with police at the home of former NFL DB and assistant coach Corwin Brown ended when he was taken from his home with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Lions clobber Bengals in Stafford's return

Posted Aug. 12, 2011 @ 10:50 p.m. ET
Lions QB Matthew Stafford, who missed most of last season with a shoulder injury, threw two TD passes as Detroit beat Cincinnati 34-3.

Lions add OT Chambers

Posted Aug. 11, 2011 @ 9:28 a.m. ET
The Lions added a veteran tackle on Thursday, signing Kirk Chambers, according to PFW correspondent Chris McCosky of The Detroit News.

Lions sign pair of RBs

Posted Aug. 09, 2011 @ 9:25 a.m. ET
A day after they lost their backup running back to a season-ending injury, the Lions added two players to the depth chart at the position, signing veteran RBs Mike Bell and Jerome Harrison on Tuesday.

LeShoure tears Achilles tendon, out for year

Posted Aug. 08, 2011 @ 11:59 a.m. ET
Lions rookie RB Mikel Leshoure tore his Achilles tendon during Monday morning's practice.

Lions DT Fairley has foot surgery

Posted Aug. 03, 2011 @ 5:59 p.m. ET
Lions rookie DT Nick Fairley is "expected to miss a significant portion of training camp" after foot surgery Wednesday, the club announced.

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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