Allen Park, MI (Sports Network) - Just one day after Jason Hanson retired, the
Detroit Lions quickly filled his shoes by reportedly signing David Akers on
Hanson retired on Thursday after 21 years and 327 games with the team after
being drafted in the second round of the 1992 draft. He set a record for most
seasons and most games played with just one team.
The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Akers is coming to Detroit after
being released from the San Francisco 49ers last month.
Akers, 38, struggled at times last season as he made just 29 of his 42 field
goal attempts for a 69.0 percent efficiency, his lowest proficiency since
1999. He did, though, hit a 63-yard field goal last season, which tied an NFL
The six-time Pro Bowl selection has connected on 367-of-453 field goal
attempts along with 521-of-527 extra point attempts with Washington,
Philadelphia and San Francisco.
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