Posted April 06, 2013

Report: David Akers agrees to terms with Lions

NFL

The Detroit Lions and veteran kicker David Akers have agreed to terms on a contract, according to Detroit Free Press reporter Dave Birkett. The move comes just a day after kicker Jason Hanson retired after 21 seasons with the Lions. Hanson was the longest-tenured player in the NFL prior to his retirement.

Akers spent the last two seasons serving as the kicker for the San Francisco 49ers and has played for the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins over his 14-year career. The six-time Pro Bowl kicker was released by the 49ers in March.

Akers made 29 out of 42 field-goal attempts last season, setting a career-low in field goal percentage with 69 percent of his kicks made.


3 comments
pandah462
pandah462

Isn't there an unspoken rule outlawing articles solely about kickers?

JeffDowdy
JeffDowdy

Why the rush to sign a kicker especially Akers?  Almost 40 years of excellent kicking between Eddie Murray and Jason Hanson.  May be a revolving door there unless they can draft a long term solution.

Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask
Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask like.author.displayName 1 Like

Wow.. There are better kickers on the market than Akers.. Good luck being in those close contest with this kicker.. You'll lose most of them like last year