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