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2 David Akers K
Height/Weight: 5-10/200 | Birthdate: 12/9/1974 | Birthplace: Lexington, KY, USA | Team: Detroit | College: Louisville | NFL Experience: 17 | Salary: /images/football/nfl/players/170x170/1666.png | Owned/Started%: 4/2 | Average Draft Position: 137.00

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Lions complete cut list to pare down to 53


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2014) The Lions have announced all their cuts in getting their roster down to 53.

The offensive players released are fullback Chad Abram, quarterback James Franklin, linemen Michael Williams, Garrett Reynolds and Darren Keyton, wide receiver Kris Durham, running backs George Winn and Michael Egnew.

The defenders gone are cornerbacks Chris Greenwood, Mohammed Seisay, Nate Ness, Aaron Hester and Jonte Green, end Darryl Tapp and linebacker Shamari Benton.

Placekicker Giorgio Tavecchio and punter Drew Butler have also been cut.


David Akers not coming back to Lions


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/21/2014) Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said the team is not expected to bring back free agent kicker David Akers, reports the team's offical website.

Akers, 39, made just 19 of 24 field goals in 2013, which his lone year in Detroit.


Lions expected to move on from David Akers


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(2/4/2014) With 39-year-old David Akers entering free agency, the Lions "are likely going to be looking for a young kicker this offseason they can invest in long-term," reports the team's website. Akers hit 19 of 24 field goals last season, missing twice from inside 40 yards.

Akers perfect on two attempts


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2013) Lions kicker David Akers made both of his field goal attempts Week 17.

Akers hit from 23 and 55 yards in the third quarter. He also had one extra point attempt. The team's offense struggled without Calvin Johnson, which kept Akers from racking up points.


David Akers not asked to do much in OT loss


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/22/2013) Lions kicker David Akers was not asked to do much as he kicked just one field goal during Sunday's overtime loss to the Giants in Week 16.

Akers drilled a 37-yard shot in the second quarter for his only kick of the day. He also added one extra point and finished with four points in a 23-20 defeat.

David Akers has a quiet night


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/17/2013) While his counterpart, Baltimore's Justin Tucker, accounted for all the Ravens' points, Lions kicker David Akers had a quiet night Week 15. He converted a 40-yard field goal and a PAT for a four-point night.

Akers plays the Giants in Week 16.


David Akers a non-factor in defeat to Eagles


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2013) Lions placekicker David Akers had little chance to get warm Sunday at Philadelphia. He missed his only extra point try and was not called upon to attempt a field goal in blizzard conditions during the loss to the Eagles.

Report: Lions to try out kickers, given David Akers' struggles


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11/30/2013) Lions coach Jim Schwartz gave kicker David Akers a vote of confidence recently, but that doesn't mean that team isn't looking for possible replacements. According to the Detroit Free Press, the Lions plan on working out kickers next week, after Akers missed his fifth field goal of the season in Week 13 against the Packers. 

David Akers makes a field goal, misses a field goal


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/28/2013) Lions kicker David Akers nailed a 27-yard field goal but was wide right on a 31-yard try playing vs. the Packers on Thanksgiving Day. He made five extra points. 

Akers will take on his former team, the Eagles, in Philadelphia in Week 14. 


David Akers all but idle against Buccaneers


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2013) Lions placekicker David Akers wasn't busy Sunday. He was not called upon to attempt any field goals and managed just three extra points in the loss to Tampa Bay.

David Akers perfect on field goal attempts


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/17/2013) Lions kicker David Akers hit both his field goal attempts Week 11 against the Steelers.

Akers hit from 19 and 35 yards against Pittsburgh. He also hit all three of his extra point attempts. After a strong offensive showing in the first half, the Lions sputtered in the second half, giving Akers no opportunities.

Akers will take on the Buccaneers Week 12.


Lions have 'a lot of confidence' in David Akers


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2013) Lions kicker David Akers missed his fourth field goal of the season Sunday against the Bears, but coach Jim Schwartz blamed the miss on the windy conditions at Soldier Field. Schwartz added the Lions have "a lot of confidence" in Akers since two of his missed field goals have been blocked kicks.

"Yeah, you can't hold a kicker responsible on blocks, unless he hits the ball low or something like that, which he didn't on our blocks," Schwartz said, per MLive.com.


David Akers misses only FG attempt


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2013) Lions kicker David Akers endured a rough performance during Sunday's win over the Bears in Week 10.

Akers hooked a 45-yard field goal wide right in the fourth quarter. It was his only field goal attempt of the day. He finished 0 for 1 field goal attempts and added three extra points in a 21-19 victory.

David Akers goes for seven points


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(10/27/2013) Lions kicker David Akers registered seven points Sunday during the Week 8 win over the Cowboys. 

Akers was 1 for 1 on field goals as he connected from 20 yards out. He added four extra points for his seven points scored. 

Akers hasn't scored in double figures since Sept. 29 against Chicago and has done it only twice this season. The Lions have a bye Week 9 and return Week 10 at the Bears. 


David Akers had field goal blocked Week 7


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/20/2013) Lions kicker David Akers finished with six points during a 27-24 loss Week 7 vs. Cincinnati. Akers made one field goal -- a 36-yarder in the second quarter -- and three extra points in the loss.

Akers only miss came when the Bengals blocked a 34-yard field goal in the first half. Akers has managed less than 10 points in three straight games. The Lions are back in action Week 8 vs. Dallas.


David Akers boots a 51-yarder to help Lions win


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/13/2013) Lions placekicker David Akers was called upon just once outside of extra point duty Sunday in Cleveland, but he sure made the most of his opportunity. He slammed a 51-yarder through the uprights with six minutes remaining in the game to give his team a 24-17 lead. He added four extra points in the victory.

David Akers connects from 53 yards


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(10/6/2013) Lions kicker David Akers converted his only field goal attempt in Week 5, hitting from 53 yards in a 22-9 loss to the Packers. 

This was the longest field goal of the season for Akers, who was coming off a Week 4 game in which he converted four field goal attempts. 

The Lions face the Browns in Week 6. 


David Akers has great game against Chicago


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2013) Lions kicker David Akers kicked four field goals against the Bears Week 4.

Akers hit from 23, 31, 41 and 43 yards out. He also kicked 4 extra points. Akers will attempt to repeat his success against the Packers next week.


David Akers goes for 9 points


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/22/2013) Lions kicker David Akers recorded nine points scored Sunday during the Week 3 win at Washington. 

Akers went 2 for 2 on field goals with a long of 32 yards in the game. He added three PATs for the nine points scored. 

Akers torched Minnesota for 10 points Week 1, but was mediocre last week against the Cardinals. He'll look for a big effort Week 4 when the Lions play Chicago. 


David Akers misses two field goals


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2013) Lions kicker David Akers missed both his field goal attempts against the Cardinals.

Akers missed from 52 and 47 yards in the first quarter. He made all three of his extra point attemps. 


David Akers picks up 10 points in win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/8/2013) Lions kicker David Akers had a solid performance Sunday in Week 1 against the Vikings, as he accounted for 10 points in a 34-24 win.

Akers kicked a pair of field goals in the game, one from 33 and another from 42 yards. He also nailed his two extra-point tries. 

Akers' next game is set for Week 2 against the Cardinals. 


David Akers ready to open season as Lions' kicker


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2013) With the release of kicker Havard Rugland Tuesday, the Lions will open the season with veteran David Akers handling the placekicking duties. Akers, who is coming off two offseason hernia surgeries, appears to have regained most of his leg strength, reports the Detroit Free Press.

Akers has totaled 25 points in three preseason games, going 7 of 8 on field-goal attempts. He's maded all four of his field goals of 40-plus yards.


Akers still not 100 percent


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/31/2013) According to mlive.com, new Lions kicker David Akers is still not 100 percent with his groin injury from last year and hasn't been doing much kicking during organized team activities. He's following doctor's orders closely, taking his recovery slowly, to ensure he's ready to go by training camp.After attempting to play through the pain in 2012, Akers wants to prove he can bounce back and still be a top player at his position. For the first time in his career, he'll have the advantage of kicking in a dome for his home games, a nice change of pace from the swirling winds and occasional inclement conditions he dealt with in San Francisco and Philadelphia.

Lions sign Akers


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/8/2013) The Lions have signed kicker David Akers, the official team website reports. He'll replace 21-year stalwart Jason Hanson.

Akers visits Lions


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/28/2013) The Lions want Jason Hanson back for a 22nd season, but the sides aren't aren't close to an agreement. In what could be a negotiating tactic, the team is bringing in free-agent kicker David Akers for a visit next week. The Detroit Free Press reported the visit after noting the Lions made Hanson a "minimum-salary offer." The 49ers cut Akers after a season in which he hit 29 of 42 field goals. He was set to earn $3 million this season, making it an easy decision. Hanson, who turns 43 in June, nailed 32 of 36 fields goal last year en route to a career-high 134 points. He has said he'll only play for the Lions.