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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' Felton may be in line for more carries

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 3:19 p.m. ET
If Kevin Smith proves unable to fill the bill as Detroit's power back, the team may turn to FB Jerome Felton, according to NFC North Whispers.

Packers-Lions matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 6:13 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 Week Four Lions-Packers game.

Lions make secondary switch

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
The Lions made changes in their secondary on Thursday, signing veteran DB Dante Wesley and releasing SS Randy Phillips.

Lions' offense has yet to lift off

Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 9:24 a.m. ET
Losing QB Matthew Stafford was a huge blow to the Lions' offense, but there are plenty of other things this unit must work on to get better, including TE Brandon Pettigrew's pass catching.

Lions QB Hill to start again in place of Stafford

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 5:27 p.m. ET
Lions QB Shaun Hill will get another start in place of injured starter Matthew Stafford Sunday at Green Bay, head coach Jim Schwartz said Wednesday, according to multiple media outlets.

Best has turf toe, unlikely to miss time

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
Lions RB Jahvid Best is day-to-day after suffering Grade II turf toe injury in Detroit's Week Three loss to the Vikings.

They Said It: Vikings edition

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 11:49 a.m. ET
Here is a sampling of what Vikings players had to say following their first win of the season, a 24-10 victory over the Lions in Week Three.

Vikings, Peterson speed past Lions 24-10

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
Adrian Peterson rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Vikings to a 24-10 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

RB Best leaves Lions game with toe injury

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:12 p.m. ET
Lions rookie RB Jahvid Best suffered a toe injury in the third quarter of the Lions' Week Three game vs. the Vikings.

Vikings-Lions prediction

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
Senior editor Eric Edholm expect the Vikings to bounce back against the Lions.

Lions-Vikings matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Here’s a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday’s Week Three battle between the Vikings and Lions.

Lions need Levy strong in the middle

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 4:40 p.m. ET
The Lions' defense has taken heat for being too dependent on the front four making all the plays and for being too weak on the back end, but linebacker remains a weakness, too.

Lions-Vikings matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 3:29 p.m. ET
Here’s a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday’s Week Three battle between the Vikings and Lions.

Lions-Vikings matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 6:50 p.m. ET
Here’s a look at a key matchup heading into Sunday’s Week Three battle between the Vikings and Lions.

Vikings CB Allen has handled role well

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 6:28 p.m. ET
Vikings CB Asher Allen has been vaulted into a primary role on defense through two games. And according to defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier, Allen has done well.

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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