• Lions agree with Akers after Hanson retires

    Summary of 4 articles · Updated Apr 6, 2013
    Detroit added four-time All-Pro David Akers, one day after Jason Hanson retired. Akers’ overall track record is solid. The Lions quickly moved to secure an experienced replacement for retiring placekicker Jason Hanson, agreeing to terms with ex-49er David Akers, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reported Friday evening. The 38-year-old Akers comes off his worst season as a pro; he missed a career-high 13 field goals in 42 regular-season attempts for NFC champion San Francisco. Are the Lions prepared to make that bet? Or is this part of a multi-pronged effort to find their next place-kicker? Let's keep our eyes on the draft. He made only nine of 19 attempts longer than 39 yards for the San Francisco 49ers , and overall he finished with a career-low 69.0 conversion percentage.
    • David Akers: In decline or on rebound?

      The Detroit Lions signed veteran place-kicker David Akers on Friday night, and to me it's fair to ask if the Lions will hand him the 2013 job outright or pit him in a competition before deciding who will replace the retired Jason Hanson. Akers is a six-…
      Source: ESPN.com

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