It didn’t take long for the Detroit Lions to replace kicker Jason Hanson.

They have agreed to terms with six-time Pro Bowl kicker David Akers, according to his agent Jerrold Colton.

"I'm excited about the opportunity to play for the Lions' organization," Akers told The Associated Press. "I'm not trying nor would I be able to fill the likes of Jason's shoes. He is and will always be a legend as far as I'm concerned. That being said, it will be an honor to attempt to follow in his footsteps. It will be great to be near my extended family as we strive to for a championship."

His wife's family was from the Detroit area. Akers, who spent the last two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, visited the Lions this week. At age 38, he’s four years younger than Hanson.