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 (2/4/14) 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 (12/29/13) 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 (12/22/13) 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 (12/17/13) 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.
David Akers landed on his feet after the 49ers cut him in February. He signed with the Lions in April, and that might be a slight upgrade. He joins a high-powered offense and gets to kick indoors at home. This could be the boost Akers needs after his amazing fall from grace. In 2011, Akers was the No. 1 kicker in all Fantasy leagues. Akers had 186 Fantasy points in a standard league and made 44 of 52 field goals with seven kicks of at least 50 yards and 34 extra points. But in 2012, he fell apart with 131 points. He missed eight field goals and his conversion rate of 69 percent was the lowest in his career. He should rebound with the Lions, and Akers is still worth a last-round pick in the majority of leagues. He will once again be a No. 1 Fantasy option this season. (Updated 4/25/13)