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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

Fantasy outlook: RB Mikel Leshoure

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 11:20 p.m. ET
The Lions found a complementary back to Jahvid Best in Mikel Leshoure, and he could provide a spark as a rookie.

Lions loading up on both sides

Posted April 29, 2011 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
We all knew the Lions could use a cornerback and two linebackers. But right now, they are just having fun collecting lots and lots of talent.

Fairley shocking DL developments in Detroit

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 11:39 p.m. ET
Let me get this straight … you could see Ndamukong Suh, Corey Williams, Nick Fairley and Kyle Vanden Bosch on the field at the same time? The Lions got a steal.

Teams to begin offseason workouts next week

Posted April 28, 2011 @ 5:48 p.m. ET
With the news that the league year will start on Friday morning, teams are notifying their players that offseason workouts will begin shortly.

Draft Dose: Who needs an outside linebacker?

Posted April 22, 2011 @ 12:52 p.m. ET
In the 30th installment of the Draft Dose series, PFW takes a look at 10 teams in need of an outside linebacker like Texas A&M's Von Miller.

Don’t overlook pass rusher for Lions

Posted April 17, 2011 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
With all the talk about cornerback, offensive line and linebacker as the Lions' top needs heading into the draft, don't rule out a front-four addition with the team's first pick.

Draft countdown: Pick No. 13

Posted April 15, 2011 @ 9:37 a.m. ET
PFW looks back at the last 10 players chosen with the 13th pick in the NFL draft, including OLB Brian Orakpo to the Redskins in 2009.

Prince Amukamara's draft diary, Part Seven

Posted April 06, 2011 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara talked to Pro Football Weekly's Kevin Fishbain as part of his weekly diary leading up to the NFL draft. In this week's entry, Prince compared meeting with NFL teams to college recruiting.

Lions' RB interest unrelated to Best

Posted April 03, 2011 @ 11:33 a.m. ET
Keen Lions fans have noticed that the team has done a lot of homework on this year's crop of running backs, something that has elicited mild surprise.

Lions regain draft pick

Posted March 31, 2011 @ 4:21 p.m. ET
The Lions have won an appeal with the NFL and will have an extra seventh-round pick this season but lose a pick in that round in 2012, the league announced on Thursday.

Lions lose assistant secondary coach to college

Posted March 28, 2011 @ 2:24 p.m. ET
Daron Roberts, who had been the Lions' assistant secondary coach, has left the team to take a coaching position at the University of West Virginia, according to ESPN.

Lions' Schwartz has confidence in Stafford's rehab

Posted March 22, 2011 @ 5:13 p.m. ET
Lions QB Matthew Stafford is rehabbing his surgically repaired shoulder, and his head coach, Jim Schwartz, is confident that Stafford is done with the injury bug.

NFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
The Vikings are looking for a successor to QB Brett Favre, as PFW identifies the top three draft needs of each NFC team.

No change to rule that cost Lions victory

Posted March 14, 2011 @ 8:34 p.m. ET
The NFL's competition committee will not look at changing the rule that affected Lions WR Calvin Johnson in Week One of the 2010 season.

Lions' Hanson hopes to return in 2011

Posted March 14, 2011 @ 4:02 p.m. ET
PFW visited with injured Lions PK Jason Hanson last week, and he said his rehab from the MCL injury that ended his 2010 season has been gradual but productive.

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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