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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

Hits keep coming for Lions' WR depth

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
The Lions have used second-round picks on WRs in back-to-back drafts, but could the position again be an offseason need?

Marijuana charge against Lions DT Fairley dismissed

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 6:24 p.m. ET
A misdemeanor marijuana charge against Lions DT Nick Fairley was dismissed on Tuesday.

Lions place WR Young on I.R.

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 6:21 p.m. ET
The Lions placed WR Titus Young on injured reserve and signed S Tyrell Johnson and WR Kris Durham.

NFC North Spin cycle: Bears' skid is boosting Packers

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
The Packers have nosed back into the division lead after a victory over the Vikings and a Bears defeat at home to the Seahawks.

Lions lose WR Broyles to torn ACL

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Lions WR Ryan Broyles tore the ACL in his right knee in Sunday’s loss to the Colts and will undergo surgery, head coach Jim Schwartz announced.

Colts stun Lions on Luck's game-winner

Posted Dec. 02, 2012 @ 5:06 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Donnie Avery with no time left to lift the Colts to a dramatic 35-33 comeback win over the Lions.

Lions DT Suh fined $30,000 for kick

Posted Nov. 28, 2012 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
The NFL fined Lions DT Ndamukong Suh $30,000 for his kick to the groin of Texans QB Matt Schaub in last Thursday’s game.

Goodell says Suh's intent very difficult to judge

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 10:36 p.m. ET
Roger Goodell and NFL officials looked at Ndamukong Suh's latest infamous act on the field, but couldn't determine if it was intentional.

Lions can't get out of their own way

Posted Nov. 27, 2012 @ 12:10 p.m. ET
After spending Thanksgiving on the sidelines at Ford Field, PFW publisher Hub Arkush offers his thoughts on two of the game's more controversial plays.

NFC North Spin cycle: Vikings can't stop Bears

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
The Bears are back in control of the NFC North after beating the Vikings soundly and watching the Giants shut down the Packers on Sunday night.

NFL will not suspend Lions DT Suh; fine possible

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
The NFL will not suspend Lions DT Ndamukong Suh for Thursday’s incident involving Texans QB Matt Schaub, according to league spokesman Greg Aiello.

No changes to schedule in Weeks 14, 15

Posted Nov. 26, 2012 @ 4:16 p.m. ET
The NFL announced the Week 14 and Week 15 schedules on Monday and there will be no changes.

NFL to examine replay rule from Lions-Texans game

Posted Nov. 23, 2012 @ 3:37 p.m. ET
The rule that negated using video replay to confirm a Texans TD will be re-examined immediately, NFL director of football operations Ray Anderson said.

Schwartz's mistake aids Texans in wild 34-31 win

Posted Nov. 22, 2012 @ 5:25 p.m. ET
Arian Foster rushed for two touchdowns, and Jim Schwartz's errant challenge flag cost the Lions in a wild overtime game on Thanksgiving.

NFC North Spin cycle: Packers deal Lions tough blow

Posted Nov. 20, 2012 @ 11:15 a.m. ET
The Packers ground out a win at Detroit, leaving the Lions with plenty of work to do to get back into the playoff race.

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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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