David Akers RUMORS & NEWS

  • Lions Won’t Be Re-Signing K David Akers

    NFL Trade Rumors "Alex Marvez of Fox Sports reports that the Detroit Lions won’t re-sign veteran K David Akers this offseason. Lions GM Martin Mayhew mentioned during the NFL Scouting Combine that they were not planning to bring Akers back next year, so this is really just a confirmation, per Tim..." March 07

  • Detroit Lions cutting ties with 5 players, including kicker David Akers

    Michigan Live "Embattled Detroit Lions kicker David Akers is among five veterans who were informed by general manager Martin Mayhew they will not return next season. Safety John Wendling, defensive end Israel Idonije, offensive lineman Dylan Gandy, and linebacker Rocky McIntosh also are out. Mayhew would..." February 21

  • Lions stick behind David Akers, but will try out kickers next week

    Detroit Free Press "Jim Schwartz gave embattled kicker David Akers a public vote of confidence after he missed his fifth kick of the season in Thursday’s 40-10 win over the Green Bay Packers, but the Detroit Lions are planning to work out kickers next week as they weigh their options at the position. Akers, who..." November 30

  • David Akers confident Lions kicking game will get it together

    Detroit News "David Akers knows all about the ebbs and flows of an NFL season. This is the Lions kicker’s 16th season and although the field-goal unit isn’t off to a perfect start he’s confident the group will rebound. “There’s going to be a roller coaster ride” he said. “And it’s not throwing the baby..." September 21

  • Lions' Martin Mayhew praises kicker David Akers -- so does Jason Hanson

    Detroit Free Press "A day after 42-year-old Jason Hanson retired from the NFL last week, the Lions signed 38-year-old David Akers as his replacement. "We tried to get a little bit younger at the kicker position," Lions general manager Martin Mayhew joked after Hanson's retirement news conference Tuesday. Akers..." April 10

  • Lions sign David Akers to replace Jason Hanson

    Oakland Press "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..." April 06

  • Lions bringing in kicker David Akers for a visit

    Detroit Free Press "Still undecided about bringing Jason Hanson back for a 22nd season, the Detroit Lions are beginning to entertain options for his replacement and will host kicker David Akers on a free agent visit next week. Hanson notified the team earlier this month that..." March 28

  • 49ers release kicker David Akers

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers released record-setting kicker David Akers on Wednesday after he struggled with more missed field goals than anyone else in the NFL in 2012. 49ers GM Trent Baalke offered this statement: “The 49ers would like to thank David for his service, dedication and leadership over the past..." March 07

  • 49ers release kicker David Akers

    CSN Bay Area "The 49ers released record-setting kicker David Akers on Wednesday after he struggled with more missed field goals than anyone else in the NFL in 2012. 49ers GM Trent Baalke offered this statement: “The 49ers would like to thank David for his service, dedication and leadership over the past..." March 06

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    Niners announce what was reported a few days ago: David Akers released.

  • Report: Akers to be released by 49ers

    CSN Bay Area "If the 49ers return to the Super Bowl next season, they will likely have a new field goal kicker. In an attempt to clear more cap room, the 49ers will release David Akers before March 12, according to a report by TheSidelineView.com's Adam Caplan. The 38-year-old place kicker is scheduled to..." March 04

  • 49ers salary cap 2013, cut candidates: David Akers

    Niners Nation "Now that the Super Bowl is over, we have some time to begin focusing on the 49ers salary cap situation heading into the new league year. The 49ers are currently sitting approximately $2.1 million under the salary cap. While they can get some things done with that money, they will be looking to..." February 06

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