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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

Frazier: Favre will start for Vikings if healthy

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 11:59 p.m. ET
Joe Webb's breakout game in the Vikings' shocking win over the Eagles apparently is not enough to impress head coach Leslie Frazier.

Lions' run game, defense show marked improvement

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 5:14 p.m. ET
The Lions have won three games in a row for the first time since 2007, and the improved run game and defense have had a lot to do with it.

Lions hand Dolphins seventh home loss

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
The Lions took advantage of two interceptions to score 17 points in the final 4:37 Sunday and rally past the reeling Dolphins 34-27.

Lions' Stanton raising profile with play

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 1:51 a.m. ET
Lions No. 3 QB Drew Stanton has played beyond expectations, and he could seek a better opportunity elsewhere next season.

Report: Stafford placed on I.R.

Posted Dec. 24, 2010 @ 1:04 p.m. ET
The Lions have reportedly placed QB Matthew Stafford on injured reserve.

Lions might have to play QB roulette

Posted Dec. 20, 2010 @ 5:08 p.m. ET
Head coach Jim Schwartz did not say Monday who his starting QB would be in Week 16, as all three primary quarterbacks are dealing with injuries.

Lions top Bucs, finally win one on the road

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
Dave Rayner's third field goal, a 34-yarder with 9:51 left in overtime gave the Lions a 23-20 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and ended the longest road losing streak in league history at 26 games on Sunday.

Lions still have ORT Cherilus in plans

Posted Dec. 19, 2010 @ 1:12 a.m. ET
The consensus among Lions fans is that ORT Gosder Cherilus needs to be replaced, but he was having his best season before landing on injured reserve.

Logan acquisition pays dividends for Lions

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 10:18 p.m. ET
When Detroit GM Martin Mayhew signed Stefan Logan off waivers from Pittsburgh in September, it proved to be an astute move, according to NFC North Whispers.

Report: NFL revokes fines against Peterman

Posted Dec. 18, 2010 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
The NFL reportedly revoked $10,000 in fines of Lions OG Stephen Peterman for two chop-block penalties called in Week Nine against the Jets.

Packers lose Rodgers, fall to Lions

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 5:34 p.m. ET
Drew Stanton threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Will Heller midway through the fourth quarter, and the Packers couldn't come back without an injured Aaron Rodgers in the Lions' 7-3 win Sunday.

Packers-Lions fourth-quarter reflections

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 3:26 p.m. ET
Fourth-quarter reflections from the Packers-Lions Week 14 game.

Packers-Lions third-quarter reflections

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 2:36 p.m. ET
It was a mixed bag for Packers backup QB Matt Flynn in the third quarter as Green Bay took a 3-0 lead in a game dominated by uneven offense and solid defense.

Favre telling teammates he can't play Monday

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
NFL Network's Jason LaCanfora is reporting that QB Brett Favre is telling his teammates that, even with the Vikings' game being delayed a day and moved to Detroit, he doesn't think he can play Monday.

Rodgers concussion highlights Packers-Lions second quarter

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
If the Packers are to prevail in Detroit today, they are going to have to do it without Aaron Rodgers, who suffered a concussion after getting hit by Lions LB Landon Johnson on an 18-yard scramble and has been ruled ...

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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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