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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 looking for left tackle of future

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
Jeff Backus has taken something of an unfair beating in and around Detroit, but the Lions will need to find their left tackle of the future at some point soon.

Stafford undergoes successful shoulder surgery

Posted Jan. 21, 2011 @ 4:03 p.m. ET
Lions QB Matthew Stafford underwent successful shoulder surgery Friday, the team announced. The surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews.

Suh performed beyond even high expectations

Posted Jan. 19, 2011 @ 3:09 p.m. ET
Lions DT Ndamukong Suh is this year's Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Suh would welcome Haynesworth in Detroit

Posted Jan. 14, 2011 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
There have been reports that the Lions could investigate acquiring DT Albert Haynesworth, and that would be just fine with DT Ndamukong Suh.

Lions could still add on the corner

Posted Jan. 08, 2011 @ 9:58 p.m. ET
Entering last season there was little question: Cornerback was, by far, the team's biggest need. Times have changed a bit.

The cities that playoff football forgot

Posted Jan. 06, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
It now has been 11 years since the Bills and Lions played in the playoffs. Every other franchise that was around at that time has made the playoffs since then, but not Buffalo or Detroit.

OLB Peterson won't be returning to Lions in 2011

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 9:43 p.m. ET
In a discussion with the local media on Wednesday, Lions GM Martin Mayhew revealed the OLB Julian Peterson, who was benched for the team's Week 17 victory over the Vikings, would not be back in 2011.

Suh to undergo shoulder surgery

Posted Jan. 05, 2011 @ 7:15 p.m. ET
The Lions announced Wednesday that DT Ndamukong Suh will undergo shoulder surgery on Jan. 10 and will not play in the 2011 Pro Bowl.

Favre watches Vikings' season end in loss to Lions

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 4:18 p.m. ET
Brett Favre stood in street clothes on the sideline in what likely was the final game of his 20-season career, watching the Lions beat his Vikings 20-13 on Sunday.

Vikings-Lions prediction

Posted Jan. 02, 2011 @ 11:56 a.m. ET
The Vikings gave fans one reason to smile last week with their unexpected win at Philadelphia, but this is akin to a playoff game for the Lions.

Lions don't mind opponents' 'tough' talk

Posted Jan. 01, 2011 @ 10:35 p.m. ET
Slowly, the Lions have shed their label of being a soft team. In fact, it's now to the point where they have been accused by opposing teams of being a dirty outfit.

Poll: Lions DT Suh top defensive rookie

Posted Jan. 01, 2011 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
In a recently concluded poll on this site, readers gave an overwhelming 60.1 percent show of support to Lions DT Ndamukong Suh, the No. 2 overall selection in the 2010 NFL draft and the rookie leader in sacks with ...

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 31, 2010 @ 11:46 p.m. ET
Let's take a look at a key matchup when the Vikings face the Lions in Week 17 — Minnesota DRE Jared Allen vs. Detroit OLT Jeff Backus.

They Said It: Vikings Thursday edition

Posted Dec. 30, 2010 @ 8:26 p.m. ET
Here's a collection of quotes from head coach Leslie Frazier, QB Joe Webb and Lions DT Ndamukong Suh as the Vikings prepare to play in Detroit on Sunday.

Vikings-Lions matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 7:04 p.m. ET
Let's take a look at a key matchup as the Vikings get set to take on the Lions in Detroit in the final game of the 2010 season.

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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