David Akers | PK
Posted: 8/20/2013 2:25pm et
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.
Huddle Up: Akers' leg strength hasn't been the question of late. Rather it's been his accuracy, hitting only 69 percent (29-of-44) of his attempts last season for the Niners. He's competing with Norwegian import Havard Rugland for the job ably held by Jason Hanson since the early 90s, but Akers' 15 years of NFL experience gives him a leg up on the much-hyped but new-to-the-game Rugland.