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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

NFC North Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 5:28 p.m. ET
The Packers were a popular pick to win the NFC North, but after one game, they are looking up at the rest of the division.

Lions rally late to beat Rams

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 4:30 p.m. ET
Matthew Stafford threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Smith with 10 seconds left, lifting the Lions to a 27-23 win over the Rams on Sunday.

Rams OLT Saffold carted off

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
Rams OLT Rodger Saffold was carted off the field on a stretcher in the Week One game against the Lions.

Florence a logical addition for Detroit

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 10:09 a.m. ET
Whether the Lions are deep and talented enough in the secondary will be something to watch, but ex-Bronco Drayton Florence bolsters their depth.

Vanden Bosch restructures salary to help Lions

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
Veteran DE Kyle Vanden Bosch reportedly restructured his contract Thursday to give the Lions much-needed salary-cap relief.

Report: CB Florence to sign with Lions

Posted Sept. 02, 2012 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
Multiple reports said that CB Drayton Florence, who was cut by the Broncos on Friday, will sign with the Lions on Sunday.

Lions cut CB Smith, DT Fluellen, DE Brown

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
The Lions cut veteran CB Alphonso Smith, DT Andre Fluellen and DE Everette Brown.

Lions place RB Best on PUP list

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
The Lions announced Monday that they have placed RB Jahvid Best and CB Chris Greenwood on the reserve/physically unable to perform list.

Report: Hanson keeps Lions PK job

Posted Aug. 27, 2012 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
According to the Lions' website, Jason Hanson has won the team's PK competition with rookie Derek Dimke.

Lions' Young a pass rusher on the rise

Posted Aug. 26, 2012 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
Lions DE Willie Young, a third-year pro from North Carolina State, has emerged as a solid pass rusher off the bench for Detroit.

Lions QB Stafford injures left hand

Posted Aug. 25, 2012 @ 9:05 p.m. ET
Lions QB Matthew Stafford left in the second quarter of a preseason game against the Raiders with an injury to his left, non-throwing hand.

Lions sign Osgood

Posted Aug. 22, 2012 @ 11:29 p.m. ET
The Lions signed special-teamer Kassim Osgood, the former Jaguar confirmed on Twitter.

Lions claim DT Skinner on waivers

Posted Aug. 21, 2012 @ 9:12 a.m. ET
The Lions claimed rookie DT Bobby Skinner on waivers from the Giants, multiple media outlets reported.

Report: Ex-Lions CB Berry facing three-game suspension

Posted Aug. 20, 2012 @ 4:11 p.m. ET
Former Lions CB Aaron Berry was suspended three games for violating the league’s personal-conduct policy, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.

Lions sign OG Nagy, place CB Coleman on I.R.

Posted Aug. 17, 2012 @ 10:27 a.m. ET
The Lions have claimed ex-Cowboys OG-C Bill Nagy off waivers after he was released following ankle surgery earlier in the week.

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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