David Akers K DET 10 Months
Lions GM Martin Mayhew said the team won't re-sign free agent K David Akers.
Akers, 39, made 19-of-24 field goals in his lone season with the Lions. Coach Jim Schwartz stuck by the veteran all season. Akers is likely going to face an ice-cold market and could even retire. The Lions have kickers John Potter and Giorgio Tavecchio currently on the roster. Detroit will likely bring in more competition.
David Akers K DET Sep 14 '79
Coach Jim Schwartz gave K David Akers yet another vote of confidence Tuesday.
Akers somehow missed a 31-yarder during the Thanksgiving win over the Packers. The Lions worked out three kickers on Monday and three on Tuesday including Shayne Graham, but none of them were signed. Regardless, fantasy owners need to find someone kicking with more confidence as we head into Week 14.
David Akers K DET Sep 10 '79
Coach Jim Schwartz gave David Akers a vote of confidence after he missed his fifth field goal attempt of the season on Thursday.
Akers, 38, is 15-of-20 on the season and has missed kicks from 31, 45, and 47 yards away, in addition to having two others blocked. The Lions plan to work out kickers this upcoming week, but we'd expect Akers to remain the guy.
David Akers K DET Mar 10 '79
Lions K David Akers hasn't been doing much kicking at OTAs and is not at 100 percent.
Akers had groin surgery after the Super Bowl, which he still hasn't fully recovered from. The kicker has said pushing himself following double-hernia surgery prior to last season caused him to re-aggravate the injury, which he cites as the reason for his woeful 2012. He's taking it slowly this offseason with the hope he'll return to form.
David Akers K DET Jan 12 '79
Free agent K David Akers left his Lions visit without a contract.
It's a sign the Lions are still hoping to re-sign Jason Hanson. Coming off a rough season in San Francisco, Akers has yet to line up any other visits.
David Akers K DET Jan 06 '79
The Lions will host K David Akers for a free-agent visit next week.
Perhaps Detroit is using the Akers visit to put pressure on fellow free agent Jason Hanson, whom the Lions would much prefer to re-sign. Hanson went 32-of-36 (89 percent) on field goals last year. Akers went 29 for 42 (69 percent).
David Akers K DET Dec 16 '78
Free agent K David Akers has "no intention" of retiring, and recently underwent a "minor surgical procedure" to correct an issue that bothered him in 2012.
Akers dealt with a vague "pelvis" injury last season, but didn't miss any games. He'll surely blame his rough year on the ailment in free agency. Akers underwent a double sports hernia operation in February 2012.
David Akers K DET Dec 15 '78
49ers released K David Akers.
The Sideline View's Adam Caplan reported the move was imminent on Monday. Just one year removed from one of the greatest kicking seasons in NFL history, Akers left the 49ers no choice after shanking 13-of-42 field-goal attempts last season. He narrowly avoided a handful of other misses. Akers' rsum is impressive enough that teams should be willing to ignore an off year, but at 38, he may not get a job until a team finds itself in a desperate situation.
David Akers K DET Dec 13 '78
The Sideline View's Adam Caplan reports the 49ers are expected to release K David Akers before the start of free agency.
David Akers K DET Nov 18 '782 Comments
CSN Bay Area expects the 49ers to move on from K David Akers.
Akers' $3 million salary would be steep even if he hadn't been utterly incompetent in 2012. As it is, he missed 13-of-42 field-goal attempts, an unacceptable number. Beat writer Matt Maiocco believes free agents Lawrence Tynes, Shayne Graham, Nick Novak and Mike Nugent are all possible replacements.