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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Lions | Need to find new holder for kicks?

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.

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Lions | David Akers signs

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.

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Lions | David Akers leaves without deal

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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Lions | David Akers to visit

Thu, 28 Mar 2013 10:04:05 -0700

The Detroit Lions are scheduled to meet with free-agent PK David Akers (49ers) next week.

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NFL | David Akers plans to find new job

Wed, 06 Mar 2013 17:48:21 -0800

The agent free-agent PK David Akers (49ers) (hernia) said Wednesday, March 6, that his client has no intention of retiring. His agent also said Akers had a "minor surgical procedure" within the last month to further address the lingering media issue that plagued him throughout 2012.

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49ers | David Akers released

Wed, 06 Mar 2013 15:08:37 -0800

The San Francisco 49ers have released PK David Akers.

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49ers | Expected to release David Akers

Mon, 04 Mar 2013 10:59:10 -0800

The San Francisco 49ers are expected to release PK David Akers before the start of free agency.

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49ers | David Akers likely gone

Wed, 06 Feb 2013 06:05:32 -0800

The San Francisco 49ers are likely to part ways with PK David Akers and his $3 million salary in the offseason.

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49ers | David Akers practices with background noise

Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:55:19 -0800

San Francisco 49ers PK David Akers attempted field goals during practice Thursday, Jan. 31, with teammates yelling in order to create some crowd noise that he will hear during the game. Head coach Jim Harbaugh said Akers made all of his attempts and that his mechanics looked very good.

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49ers | David Akers will be PK

Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:19:20 -0800

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said PK David Akers will be the team's kicker for Super Bowl XLVII.

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49ers | Cannot re-sign Billy Cundiff

Sun, 20 Jan 2013 19:50:56 -0800

San Francisco 49ers PK David Akers missed a field goal in the NFC Championship Game against the Atlanta Falcons Sunday, Jan. 20. However, even if the team wanted to make a move before the Super Bowl, they cannot recall PK Billy Cundiff, who was waived Friday, Jan. 18.

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49ers | David Akers is still the starting PK

Mon, 14 Jan 2013 11:54:49 -0800

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said the PK David Akers is still the team's starting kicker, and that PK Billy Cundiff is still on the roster.

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49ers | David Akers to kick in playoff game

Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:17:35 -0800

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh confirmed PK David Akers will be the kicker in the team's playoff game Saturday, Jan. 12.

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49ers | David Akers healthy

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:06:39 -0800

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said he believes PK David Akers is healthy and said he has had good practices going back to last week.

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49ers | Coach indicates a leader in PK race

Mon, 07 Jan 2013 12:52:29 -0800

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said there is a leader in the competition between PK David Akers and PK Billy Cundiff but would not say which one was in the lead.

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49ers | Could have to kickers active for playoff game

Mon, 07 Jan 2013 11:37:56 -0800

San Francisco 49ers head coach John Harbaugh said PK David Akers and PK Billy Cundiff could be active for the Divisional Round playoff game. Akers and Cundiff are expected to kick at Candlestick Park Monday, Jan. 7.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Jose Mercury News - Cam Inman

49ers | Kicking competition begins at practice

Thu, 03 Jan 2013 17:26:44 -0800

San Francisco 49ers PKs David Akers and Billy Cundiff began their competition during practice Thursday, Jan. 3, with general manager Trent Baalke, head coach Jim Harbaugh and special teams coach Brad Seely watching. Akers made 16 of his 21 field goal attempts during the media-access portion of practice while Cundiff made 10 of his 12 attempts.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: San Jose Mercury News - Cam Inman and Steve Corkran

49ers | David Akers injury update

Thu, 03 Jan 2013 16:49:05 -0800

Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers PK David Akers (hernia) aggravated his hernia injury during the season and went to Philadelphia after the team's Week 12 game to receive treatment.

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49ers | David Akers underwent surgery last offseason

Thu, 03 Jan 2013 16:11:09 -0800

San Francisco 49ers PK David Akers said he underwent double sports hernia surgery in February.

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49ers | No timetable for PK decision

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 10:38:14 -0800

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said the team could decide whether PK David Akers or PK Billy Cundiff will kick in the Divisional Round playoff game by the end of the week but there is no official timetable for a decision. "We'll practice Thursday, Friday and then we'll see if a decision is made after that," Harbaugh said. "Or if it goes into Monday, Tuesday or after. But there's no definite timeline on it."

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49ers | David Akers to remain on the roster

Tue, 01 Jan 2013 13:37:13 -0800

San Francisco 49ers PK David Akers will remain on the roster and compete with the newly signed Billy Cundiff to determine who will play in the postseason.

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49ers | Could have two kickers on roster

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 13:30:18 -0800

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said there is a chance the team could sign a free-agent kicker and keep PK David Akers on the roster for the playoffs.

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49ers | Will work out some PKs

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 12:43:26 -0800

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said PK David Akers is still on the team, but the team will work out kickers in the near future.

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49ers | Two more missed FGs for David Akers

Sun, 30 Dec 2012 21:21:59 -0800

San Francisco 49ers PK David Akers misfired on two more field goal attempts in Week 17 against the Arizona Cardinals. He set an NFL record with 44 field goals last season, but he managed to hit just 29 of his 42 attempts this year. "I don't know what we have to (do). We'll evaluate the position," head coach Jim Harbaugh said Sunday, Dec. 30. "It's his job to make the field goals. And it's not to his standard."

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49ers | David Akers probable for SNF

Fri, 21 Dec 2012 18:12:11 -0800

San Francisco 49ers PK David Akers (pelvis) practiced fully Friday, Dec. 21, and he is listed as probable for the Week 16 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

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49ers | Seven players fully practice

Thu, 20 Dec 2012 17:00:26 -0800

San Francisco 49ers OG Alex Boone (knee), OG Mike Iupati (shoulder), LB NaVorro Bowman (shoulder), LB Patrick Willis (shoulder), CB Carlos Rogers (knee), SS Dashon Goldson (foot) and PK David Akers (pelvis) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 20.

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49ers | David Akers fully participates

Wed, 19 Dec 2012 18:09:45 -0800

San Francisco 49ers PK David Akers (pelvis) was able to take part in a full practice session Wednesday, Dec. 19.

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49ers | David Akers probable for Week 15

Fri, 14 Dec 2012 18:16:23 -0800

San Francisco 49ers PK David Akers (pelvis) practiced fully Friday, Dec. 14, and he is listed as probable for the Week 15 game against the New England Patriots.

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49ers | Seven players fully practice

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 18:14:28 -0800

San Francisco 49ers DT Will Tukuafu (wrist), LB NaVorro Bowman (shoulder), LB Patrick Willis (shoulder), CB Tarell Brown (shoulder), CB Chris Culliver (knee), CB Carlos Rogers (knee) and PK David Akers (pelvis) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 13.

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49ers | David Akers fully participates

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 18:41:30 -0800

San Francisco 49ers PK David Akers (pelvis) was able to take part in a full practice session Wednesday, Dec. 12.

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49ers | Nine probable

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 15:33:53 -0800

San Francisco 49ers CB Tarell Brown (hamstring), PK David Akers (pelvis), CB Chris Culliver (illness), LB Aldon Smith (shoulder), LB NaVorro Bowman (shoulder), LB Tavares Gooden (knee, elbow), OG Mike Iupati (shoulder), CB Carlos Rogers (knee) and LB Patrick Willis (shoulder) practiced in full Friday, Dec. 7, and are probable for Week 14.

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49ers | Seven players fully practice

Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:52:55 -0800

San Francisco 49ers OG Mike Iupati (shoulder), LB Navorro Bowman (shoulder), LB Tavares Gooden (elbow, knee), LB Patrick Willis (shoulder) CB Chris Culliver (illness), CB Carlos Rogers (knee) and PK David Akers (pelvis) fully participated in practice Thursday, Dec. 6.

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49ers | David Akers limited

Wed, 05 Dec 2012 17:54:29 -0800

San Francisco 49ers PK David Akers (pelvis) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 5.

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49ers | Sticking with David Akers

Mon, 03 Dec 2012 12:04:55 -0800

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said the team is sticking with PK David Akers even though he is "working through some things," Monday, Dec. 3.

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49ers | David Akers struggles in OT again

Sun, 02 Dec 2012 18:06:25 -0800

San Francisco 49ers PK David Akers missed a game-winning field goal attempts in overtime a few weeks ago against the St. Louis Rams, and he misfired on a 51-yard game-winner in Week 13 against the Rams as well. "Just feel horrible for letting my teammates, organization, fans down," Akers said.

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49ers | Ten probable for Week 13

Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:07:04 -0800

San Francisco 49ers CB Tarell Brown (knee), T Anthony Davis (finger), S Dashon Goldson (ribs, calf), LB Tavares Gooden (elbow), WR Mario Manningham (shoulder) S Donte Whitner (knee), TE Delanie Walker (hip, ribs) and LB Patrick Willis (shoulder) all fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 30 and are probable for Week 13. LB Aldon Smith (shoulder) and K David Akers (pelvis) were limited in practice and are probable.

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49ers | Four players limited

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 17:11:04 -0800

San Francisco 49ers TE Delanie Walker (hip, ribs), LB Aldon Smith (shoulder), FS Darcel McBath (concussion) and PK David Akers (pelvis) were limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 29.

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49ers | Limited practice for David Akers

Wed, 28 Nov 2012 18:45:52 -0800

San Francisco 49ers PK David Akers (pelvis) was listed as a limited participant for practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.

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49ers | David Akers struggling

Wed, 28 Nov 2012 06:13:34 -0800

San Francisco 49ers K David Akers has missed eight field goal attempts this season after missing only three all of last year.

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49ers | David Akers struggling lately

Wed, 14 Nov 2012 10:56:43 -0800

San Francisco 49ers PK David Akers has missed six of his last 16 field goals after hitting his first six field goal attempts of the season. Head coach Jim Harbaugh is not sure why Akers is missing kicks but does not think Akers' confidence is a problem.

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