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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

Patriots-Lions matchup of the day: Monday

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in the Week 12 Thanksgiving Day game between the Patriots and Lions: Patriots kick coverage vs. Lions KR Stefan Logan.

After blazing start, Best running on empty

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
After Week Two, Jahvid Best had the look of a fantasy monster. Now, his season can only be described as disappointing.

Cowboys improve to 2-0 under Garrett

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 4:17 p.m. ET
Bryan McCann grabbed a batted-down punt and returned it 97 yards for a touchdown, Miles Austin had two short touchdown catches and 38-year-old Jon Kitna had a career-best 29-yard touchdown run to lift the Dallas Cowboys to a 35-19 victory ...

Lions place RB Smith on I.R.

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 3:19 a.m. ET
The Lions placed RB Kevin Smith on injured reserve Saturday, ending his season.

Campbell goes from the Army to the NFL

Posted Nov. 20, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
Caleb Campbell did not take a normal route to the NFL, but the West Point alum will be on the Lions' 53-man roster tomorrow vs. the Cowboys.

Lions not running from ground problems

Posted Nov. 19, 2010 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
Running the ball has proven to be a difficult endeavor this season for the Lions, who felt the addition of Jahvid Best would inject life into that facet of the offense

The heart of a Lion

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
Each year, Nov. 17 comes and goes on Mike Utley's calendar. He acknowledges it, obliges those who ask about it, then gets on with all that keeps him busy in his post-football life.

Lions confirm Stafford met with Andrews

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 9:25 p.m. ET
The Lions confirmed Monday night that QB Matthew Stafford met with Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala., to examine his injured right shoulder.

Calvin and Co. OK without Stafford

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 5:57 p.m. ET
The Lions might be without QB Matthew Stafford for the foreseeable future, but it doesn't look like their fantasy situation will be affected.

Bills hang on for first victory

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
Fred Jackson ran for a season-best 133 yards and scored twice in leading the Bills (1-8) to a 14-12 win over the Lions on Sunday. Detroit (2-7) lost its 25th straight road game to break the record the Lions set ...

Top two picks truly among best rookies

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 11:34 a.m. ET
Lions DT Ndamukong Suh and Rams QB Sam Bradford, who went second and first, respectively, in the April draft, are ranked in NFList among the top three rookies at midseason.

NFC North midseason reports

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
Surprising Packers CB Tramon Williams has played like a Pro Bowler, outdoing his more celebrated teammate Charles Woodson. Read about this and more in our NFC North midseason reports.

Schwartz remains mum on Lions' injuries

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
Lions head coach Jim Schwartz often has cited Bill Belichick and Jeff Fisher as two of his biggest coaching influences, so it's easy to figure out how he has developed his policy on injuries.

Two Lions players fined

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 9:32 a.m. ET
Lions ORG Stephen Peterman and LB Julian Peterson have been fined by the NFL for hits in Sunday's loss to the Jets.

Scout's Notebook: Lions DT Ndamukong Suh

Posted Nov. 10, 2010 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
Nolan Nawrocki analyzes Lions DT Ndamukong Suh from a scout's perspective, detailing his positives and negatives.

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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