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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 might not be done adding defensive talent

Posted June 03, 2010 @ 11:58 a.m. ET
According to our sources, the Lions should not be considered the favorites to land now-free-agent S O.J. Atogwe, but they do have interest in his services.

Lions taking shackles off Stafford somewhat

Posted May 26, 2010 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
The Lions appear to be letting out a little slack in the leash they put on QB Matthew Stafford last season.

Forgotten: Milt Plum

Posted May 25, 2010 @ 8:39 a.m. ET
For a brief period of time, Milt Plum was the game's most efficient passer, as evidenced by the three straight years he led the league in completion percentage (1959-61).

Lions have glut at safety opposite Delmas

Posted May 14, 2010 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
We know that Louis Delmas will be one of the starting safeties for the Lions after a very solid rookie season. But who will line up next to him?

Lions' Cherilus has health to consider

Posted May 06, 2010 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
ORT Gosder Cherilus is likely one of the Lions who will be most in the spotlight this summer and fall, and he recently had debris cleaned from his knee.

Vets feeling heat with rookies on board

Posted May 04, 2010 @ 10:32 a.m. ET
The draft is in the rearview mirror, but here are five veteran players who could be looking over their shoulders with rookies gunning for their jobs.

Longtime assistant coach Karmelowicz dies

Posted May 02, 2010 @ 11:52 p.m. ET
Longtime NFL assistant coach Bob Karmelowicz died Saturday at age 60, the Lions announced Sunday. The cause of death was cancer of the nasal passages, according to the Kansas City Star.

Lions bring back Army’s Campbell

Posted April 30, 2010 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
The Lions will be bringing back Caleb Campbell, a seventh-round pick of the team in 2008 who was not allowed to sign with the team because of his Army commitment.

2010 draft choices by team: Lions

Posted April 24, 2010 @ 11:33 p.m. ET
Here are the players who were chosen by the Detroit Lions in the 2010 NFL draft.

Lions find seam-stretching tight end

Posted April 23, 2010 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
In addition to the fact that TE Tony Scheffler appears genuinely excited to play for the Lions, the team is happy with the offensive situation it built prior to the draft.

Lions see Best-case scenario

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 11:07 p.m. ET
Thought the Lions were done with Ndamukong Suh? Oh no. The Lions moved up for Jahvid Best, who helps them in two areas — as a runner and as a kick returner.

Suh continues Lions’ overhaul up the middle

Posted April 22, 2010 @ 8:20 p.m. ET
Jim Schwartz knows defense. And he knows DT Ndamukong Suh fills a major need inside at a position where it can be hard to find special players.

Eagles land Sims in three-team deal; Lions get Scheffler

Posted April 19, 2010 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
The Eagles have acquired LB Ernie Sims from the Lions in a three-way trade on Monday. The Lions also landed TE Tony Scheffler from Denver, with the Broncos getting draft picks.

Lions TE FitzSimmons retires

Posted April 14, 2010 @ 5:13 p.m. ET
Lions TE Casey FitzSimmons retired on Wednesday after suffering several concussions during his seven-year NFL career, including one in December that is still causing problems.

Lions could be looking for other DT options

Posted April 09, 2010 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
The Lions would be interested in trading for Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth, who might or might not be available, but that interest speaks volumes about the No. 2 pick in the draft.

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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