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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

Packers-Lions first-quarter reflections

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 12:39 p.m. ET
The Packers-Lions game is off to a very lackluster start with both offenses scuffling more often than not in a scoreless first quarter at Ford Field.

Packers-Lions prediction

Posted Dec. 12, 2010 @ 11:43 a.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush offers his prediction for the Week 14 Packers-Lions game at Detroit this Sunday.

Lions' Schwartz hitches wagon to Stafford

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
Head coach Jim Schwartz expressed surprising optimism for the Lions, saddled with a 2-10 record, for one major reason: QB Matthew Stafford.

Packers-Lions matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Dec. 11, 2010 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fifth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers’ Week 14 game against the Lions at Detroit.

Lions re-sign WR Clark, place Williams on I.R.

Posted Dec. 10, 2010 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
The Lions placed WR Derrick Williams on injured reserve and re-signed WR Brian Clark on Friday.

Thursday Packers-Lions injury report

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 5:43 p.m. ET
The most noteworthy Packers-related development revealed in the official Packers-Lions injury report in advance of their game this Sunday in Detroit was that S Atari Bigby was at least able to practice on a limited basis after not participating at ...

Packers-Lions matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 09, 2010 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the third of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week 14 game against the Lions at Detroit  

Suh fine shows NFL only protecting itself

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
The NFL is out of control, taking the idea of fining players for clean hits way too far, writes PFW senior editor Eric Edholm.

Wednesday Packers-Lions injury report

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
Cullen Jenkins is not the only Packer who will be sidelined for sure for the game this Sunday in Detroit. FB Korey Hall, who hurt his knee in the same gate, also has been ruled out in Week 14, according ...

Lions place DE Vanden Bosch on I.R.

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 4:01 p.m. ET
The Lions lost another defensive starter for the season on Wednesday, placing DE Kyle Vanden Bosch on injured reserve.

Lions DT Suh fined $15K for hit on Bears QB Cutler

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 3 p.m. ET
Lions DT Ndamukong Suh was fined $15,000 for a hit he put on Bears QB Jay Cutler on Sunday.

Packers-Lions matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 2:50 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the second of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week 14 game against the Lions at Detroit    

Lions put CB Smith on I.R., add CB Miller

Posted Dec. 08, 2010 @ 12:17 p.m. ET
The Lions have placed CB Alphonso Smith on injured reserve with a shoulder injury and added CB Prince Miller to take his spot on the roster.

Packers-Lions matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Dec. 07, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the first of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers' Week 14 game against the Lions at Detroit  

Lions’ QB carousel not stopping Johnson from producing

Posted Dec. 06, 2010 @ 3:40 p.m. ET
The Lions are now on their third quarterback of the 2010 season, but Calvin Johnson has managed to be a constant throughout the QB turmoil.

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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