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Weekly Rewind: Akers released, Ebron Lobbys to become a Lion and Ford ranked as one of worst owners

Detroit Lions -David Akers among 5 Lions released. (READ) -Eric Ebron expresses his desire to become the Lions new TE. (READ) -Are the Lions really close to being a playoff team? (READ) -Help for Johnson must come via free agency. (READ) National Columns - The top-10 wide receivers in the NFL Draft. (READ) - POWER RANKINGS: Rating each owner from 1-32. ((READ) - The 10 greatest moments...
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February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions worked out two veteran kickers today; Akers could be on his way out?

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 […]
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Shades of 2012: Detroit Lions’ David Akers misfires on three

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...
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September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Akers being pushed by Rugland for Lions vacancy?

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...
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July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Lions bringing in David Akers for a workout

According to the Detroit Free-Press, the Detroit Lions plan on bringing in free agent kicker David Akers for a workout. The Lions are waiting for Jason Hansen to make a decision on whether he wants to accept their offer to continue in his career in Detroit.   They’re clearly not going to keep waiting around for him to make a decision now that Akers is coming in for a visit. ...
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March 28, 2013  |  Discuss

David Akers released by 49ers but plans to play in 2013

  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. “The 49ers would like to thank...
March 07, 2013  |  4 Comments

49ers expected to release David Akers

According to Adam Caplan of, the San Francisco 49ers are expected to release kicker David Akers. #49ers are expected to release K David Akers before free agency starts, per source. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 4, 2013 This doesn’t come as a surprise after how much Akers struggled late last season.  I’m sure the 49ers will look for a replacement in...
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March 04, 2013  |  1 Comment

Akers quits Twitter after death threat

After retweeting a death threat he received on Wednesday, it appears that San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers has shut down his Twitter account.

Via Pro Football Zone
December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: David Akers nails a 63 yard field goal

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: Follow us on Twitter @DownandDistance Down and Distance Columnist - Brett...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Akers ties NFL record with 63-yard field goal

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. Article found on: Cosby Sweaters
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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