Pro Football weekly

Detroit Lions


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' Cherilus, Jansen still splitting reps

Posted Aug. 12, 2010 @ 7:35 p.m. ET
If there has been a downside to a mostly upbeat Lions training camp, it is that ORT Gosder Cherilus hasn't nailed down a starting job yet.

Suh agrees to terms with Lions

Posted Aug. 04, 2010 @ 2:06 a.m. ET
The Lions got a deal done Tuesday with their top draft pick, DT Ndamukong Suh. The former Nebraska Cornhusker agreed to terms on a five-year contract worth $68 million, with $40 million guaranteed, a league source told NFL Network's ...

Consistency was LeBeau's calling card

Posted Aug. 03, 2010 @ 9:44 a.m. ET
Early in his playing career, Dick LeBeau was told that "less than one percent of one percent" of NFL players make the Pro Football Hall of Fame. On Saturday, he joins that very short list of players enshrined in Canton ...

Offensive success starts up front for Lions

Posted Aug. 01, 2010 @ 10:47 a.m. ET
The offensive line long has been an area of consternation for the Lions, and it remains a concern until proven otherwise.

NFL suspends, fines Lions president Lewand

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 9:47 p.m. ET
The NFL has suspended Lions president Tom Lewand for 30 days and fined him $100,000 for violating its personal-conduct policy after his guilty plea to a charge of driving while impaired.

Lions agree to terms with first-round RB Best

Posted July 30, 2010 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
The Lions have signed first-round RB Jahvid Best just as the team was reporting to training camp.

NFC North training-camp reports

Posted July 24, 2010 @ 11:20 a.m. ET
In Part Six of our training-camp reports, we look at the NFC North teams, including a pairing of Jay Cutler and Mike Martz in Chicago.

Lions must identify fourth DL starter

Posted July 15, 2010 @ 2:02 p.m. ET
Kyle Vanden Bosch, Corey Williams and Ndamukong Suh are good bets to start on the Lions' defensive line. But what about left defensive end?

Lions president Lewand pleads guilty to DUI

Posted July 09, 2010 @ 5:09 p.m. ET
Lions president Tom Lewand pleaded guilty Friday to driving while impaired, following up a June 25 arrest in which a police officer observed his car weaving from one lane to another.

Lions bring back CB Bly

Posted July 02, 2010 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
The Lions have announced they have signed free-agent CB Dré Bly, who played four seasons with the team previously.

Lions' pass on Haynesworth no surprise

Posted July 02, 2010 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
The Lions made it public that they have no intention of dealing for DT Albert Haynesworth, and our sources say they never came close to a trade.

Vikings claim WR Mitchell

Posted June 28, 2010 @ 6:56 p.m. ET
The Vikings have claimed WR Marko Mitchell off waivers from the Lions and have waived two players.

Report: Lions president arrested for DUI

Posted June 27, 2010 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
Lions president Tom Lewand was arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol Friday night, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Lions sign fourth-round OT Fox

Posted June 25, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
The Lions have signed fourth-rounder OT Jason Fox.

Lions counting on Smith, Pettigrew returning healthy

Posted June 25, 2010 @ 8:57 a.m. ET
A lot of eyebrows were raised when the Lions landed TE Tony Scheffler and RB Jahvid Best, but the team is still counting on contributions from TE Brandon Pettigrew and RB Kevin Smith.

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.

ABOUT TRUST ONLINE