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It has been an extremely active for the Detroit Lions in regards to their roster, though most of the moves were expected. The Lions cut ties with five players today, most notably, kicker David Akers. Others released were all reserves including special teams ace John Wendling, defensive end Isreal Idonije, offensive lineman Dylan Gandy and backup linebacker Rocky McIntosh. Coach Jim...
The Detroit Lions are basically telling David Akers he has one last shot. The Lions have brought in six kickers this week. They have not signed one , but if Akers misses this week, be sure to see one signed next week. @RavensInsider: Lions worked out Shayne Graham, Neil Rackers, Giorgio Tavecchio
David Akers missed a short field goal on Thanksgiving against the Green Bay Packers, and maybe that is why the Lions are working out several veterans. According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions worked out veteran Olindo Mare and Justin Medlock on Monday. Mare was with the Chicago Bears for three games this […]
The look on Detroit Lions’ kicker David Akers’ face was the same, and the so the look on his head coach’s face was similar to Jim Harbaugh’s face last season. Akers looked frustrated and concerned. Head coach Jim Schwartz appeared stunned and irritated. Some folks are already wondering where Havard Rugland is when you need him.
The Lions attempted to keep Rugland via...
How could David Akers think anything other than believing that he had the inside track to the vacant Detroit Lions kicking spot? After all, his competition is a Norwegian with no prior NFL experience and the somewhat gaudy nickname of “Kickalicious”. But Akers hasn’t kicked too many footballs during the Lions’ offseason workouts while he rehabs an injury that occurred...
David Akers does not plan to retire despite being released by the San Francisco 49ers. Once ne of the NFL’s premier kickers, Akers was shaky at-best last season but the 49ers waited until after the season to cut ties with him.
Due $3 million in base salary the 49ers were not going to pay a kicker who made just 69% of his attempts last season.
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PEOPLE: THEY'RE THE WORST
After retweeting a death threat he received on Wednesday, it appears that San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers has shut down his Twitter account.
After the ball clunked off of the cross bar and went forward, David Akers tied the NFL record for the longest field goal at 63 yards. His reaction was priceless, as was those of his teammates. Not only did they act like he helped them win the Super Bowl, but he looked completely shocked. The video is below:
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HE'S STILL GOT IT
David Akers of the San Francisco 49ers tied the NFL record for longest field goal when he hit a 63-yard field goal to end the half to put the 49ers up 16-7 over the Green Bay Packers. David Akers joined the ranks of Tom Dempsey (1970), Jason Elam (1998), and Sebastian Janikowski (2011) for the record of longest NFL field goal. You can view the video below.
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