David Akers news, rumors and stats

 

David Akers

Free Agent
Place Kicker

Ht: 5.8 | Wt: 200

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Week By Week

YearTmGFG AttsFG MadeFG MissFG PctXP AttXP MadeXP MissXP PctNFL Pts
2002PHI153330390.9142420100.00132
2003PHI162924582.7642420100.00114
2004PHI163227584.384241197.62122
2005PHI122216672.7323230100.0071
2006PHI162318578.2647470100.00101
2007PHI163224875.0036360100.00108
2008PHI164033782.5045450100.00144
2009PHI163732586.494543295.56139
2010PHI163832684.2147470100.00143
2011SFO165244884.6234340100.00166
2012SFO1642291369.0544440100.00131
2013DET162419579.174342197.6799
Average:34276814141099123
Total:40432876970.0849048641190.851470

Lions | Several players won't return

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 09:05:30 -0800

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said impeding free-agent PK David Akers, LB Rocky McIntosh, C Dylan Gandy and FS John Wendling will not be re-signed.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

Lions | Sam Martin might be off kickoffs

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 19:17:48 -0800

Detroit Lions P Sam Martin (groin) normally handles kickoff duties, but he said Wednesday, Dec. 18, he felt a pull on the inside of his right groin during warmups before the Week 15 game against the Baltimore Ravens Monday, Dec. 16. While Martin punted during the game, PK David Akers handled kickoffs as well as his placekicking chores. The team might employ the same split in the Week 16 game against the New York Giants.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Packers | Mason Crosby finishing regular season strong

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:29:25 -0800

Green Bay Packers PK Mason Crosby has made 5-of-7 attempts from 50 yards and beyond, including two 57-yard field goals this season. Overall, he's converted a career-best 88.2 percent (30-of-34) of his attempts. Earlier this month, Crosby set the NFL record for most points by a player in his first seven seasons, breaking former Indianapolis Colts PK Mike Vanderjagt's mark of 874 points. Crosby now has 887 points. With two games remaining, he is on pace for the third 140-point season of his career. He would join David Akers (2008, 2010-11) and Stephen Gostkowski (2008, 2011-12) as the only players in league history to do so.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette

Lions | Trying out kickers in coming week

Fri, 29 Nov 2013 23:21:52 -0800

Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz gave PK 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 Lions are planning to work out kickers next week as they weigh their options at the position. Akers, who signed a one-year deal to replace long-time kicker Jason Hanson in April, has made just 15 of 20 field-goal attempts this year and the Lions rank 29th in the league in field-goal percentage.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Still confident in David Akers

Mon, 16 Sep 2013 11:32:48 -0700

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said the team is still confident in PK David Akers even though he missed two field goals during the team's Week 2 game.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Oakland Press - Paula Pasche

Lions | David Akers shows off leg strength

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 09:29:49 -0700

Detroit Lions PK David Akers had a successful 63-yard field goal off the right goalpost in practice Monday, Aug. 19, and any doubts about his leg strength after an injury-plagued 2012 should be put to rest.

Fantasy Tip: Technically, Akers is still involved in a position battle with Havard Rugland, but the starter is believed to be Akers. With Detroit's high-octane offense, a healthy Akers should re-emerge as a fantasy must-start option.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - Justin Rogers

Lions | David Akers still not at full strength

Fri, 02 Aug 2013 18:20:33 -0700

Detroit Lions PK David Akers (hernia) is still working his way back to full strength, and he did not work with the kickoff units in practice Friday, Aug. 2. PKs Sam Martin and Havard Rugland worked with the kickoff units, with Martin only simulating kicks and Rugland blasting three through the back of the end zone.

Fantasy Tip: Akers might require a kickoff specialist to be retained as the season opens, lessening wear and tear as he makes his way back from injury. However, he will still be kicking for a team which should score plenty of points, and therefore he will be a valuable fantasy asset.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - Justin Rogers

Lions | David Akers not doing much at OTAs

Thu, 30 May 2013 15:46:53 -0700

Detroit Lions PK David Akers admitted that he's still not 100 percent following the aggravation that brought on lingering effects of his double hernia surgery last offseason. He hasn't been doing much kicking in organized team activities so far. He's taking it slow so he can be ready to go by training camp.

Fantasy Tip: Akers isn't even a sure bet to win the job over Havard Rugland. Whoever comes away with the gig, however, should serve as a frequent rental, if not a starting fantasy PK, thanks to this offense's potency.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - Justin Rogers

Lions | More on David Akers

Thu, 11 Apr 2013 06:54:18 -0700

Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions PK David Akers's deal is for one year and $1.005 million. He has a $940,000 salary with $35,000 fully guaranteed. He has a $65,000 signing bonus and a $620,000 cap number.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Baltimore Sun - Aaron Wilson

Lions | David Akers contract update

Wed, 10 Apr 2013 06:41:04 -0700

Detroit Lions PK David Akers' one-year deal with the team is for $940,000, with a signing bonus of $65,000.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

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