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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' DT big three getting it done

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 6:44 p.m. ET
The numbers might suggest otherwise, but the Lions are making strides defensively, and much of it has to do with much-improved play in the trenches.

Lions sign ILB Carpenter

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
The Lions signed former first-round draft pick ILB Bobby Carpenter on Thursday.

Update on injuries to Lions LB Follett, QB Hill

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 6 p.m. ET
Lions LB Zack Follett will be hospitalized overnight but there is no evidence of a fracture in his spine and QB Shaun Hill has a fracture in his left forearm.

Manning throws 2 TDs as Giants top Lions 28-20

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 4:43 p.m. ET
Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes to lead the New York Giants to a 28-20 victory over Detroit and send the error-prone Lions to an NFL record-tying 24th straight road loss.

Report: Lions TE Scheffler signs contract extension

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
The Denver Post reported Saturday that TE Tony Scheffler has signed a three-year contract extension with the Lions.

Injuries leave Lions scrambling at linebacker

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 5:10 p.m. ET
Injuries to DeAndre Levy and Landon Johnson have left the Lions thin at linebacker.

Lions' O-line makes progress, faces big test

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 7:20 p.m. ET
The Lions' offensive line can't be called a weakness, not after doing a nice job against some pretty good pass-rushing teams.

Burleson fined $15,000

Posted Oct. 14, 2010 @ 2:54 p.m. ET
Lions WR Nate Burleson played to the Detroit crowd in last Sunday's big win over the Rams. But his actions cost him on Thursday.

Hill is Detroit's Billy Kilmer

Posted Oct. 13, 2010 @ 3:45 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk says watching Lions QB Shaun Hill reminds him of Billy Kilmer and conjures warm feelings of a time when winning passers weren't always so meticulously drilled and manicured in their ways.

Lions end losing streak with big win vs. Rams

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 5:19 p.m. ET
Stefan Logan's 105-yard kickoff return broke a tie and sent the Lions to a 44-6 rout of the St. Louis Rams for their first win of the season and ended their 10-game losing streak.

Burleson hopes to give Lions receiving boost

Posted Oct. 09, 2010 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
The Lions made a bold free-agent move during the offseason, signing WR Nate Burleson with the hopes that he would be a perfect counterpoint to Calvin Johnson.

Lions sign OG Sims to contract extension

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
The Lions signed OG Rob Sims to a four-year contract extension on Friday.

Furniture store helps Lions avoid blackout

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 4:23 p.m. ET
The Lions avoided a blackout for Sunday's game against the Rams thanks to Gardner-White Furniture.

Lions to honor Hall of Fame CB LeBeau

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 12:18 p.m. ET
The Lions will honor Hall of Fame CB Dick LeBeau at halftime of this Sunday's game against the Rams.

Packers survive scare from Lions, win 28-26

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
Charles Woodson returned an interception 48 yards for a touchdown and the Green Bay Packers narrowly held off a comeback by the Detroit Lions for a 28-26 victory Sunday.

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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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