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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 19:25:41 -0700
The Detroit Lions signed PK David Akers, who is a left-footed kicker. The team's new punter, P Blake Clingan, reportedly struggled holding for two lefties in his tryout, and he said it was like a different language.
Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:18:43 -0700
The Detroit Lions signed free-agent PK David Akers (49ers) to an undisclosed deal Friday, April 5.
Fantasy Tip: Akers was a disappointment last year after an incredible 2011 season for the Niners. A groin injury led to most of his late-season problems last year. Moving to a dome and a potent offense should help him rebound to a No. 1 fantasy placekicker, however.
Wed, 03 Apr 2013 13:04:05 -0700
Free-agent PK David Akers (49ers) left his meeting with the Detroit Lions without signing a contract.
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