David Akers, who spent 12 seasons as the Philadelphia Eagles kicker, is another one of the players who are unsure of what they are facing heading into next season. Akers, who is now 36-years-old, is a free agent this off-season and all signs point to him leaving the nest of the Eagles and finding a new home in the NFL after he refused to sign the transition tag the the Eagles attempted to put on him after last season.
The Philadelphia Eagles all-time scoring leader expects to come back and kick in the NFL next season and has already begun his workout routine and has been doing so since the end of last season, a season that ended in a bad light after Akers missed two field goals in the Eagles divisional round loss to the Green Bay Packers. Akers had been dealing with some personal issues as his daughter was going through serious health issues at the time of the game, but comments Andy Reid made after the game may have sparked a little bit of tension in the relationship.
Akers is still practicing with the Eagles in Marlton, NJ where a lot of the players are participating in involuntary lockout workouts. With the NFL Lockout still in effect, the five time Pro Bowler has no clue which team he will end up with come next season as no free agent talks have been allowed yet.
The Philadelphia Eagles took kicker Alex Henery out of Nebraska in the fourth round of the 2011 NFL Draft which all but solidified David Akers' career as an Eagle. Henery is coming out of college with an 89.2 field-goal percentage and a 77.4 completion percentage on field-goals 40 yards or longer. It is pretty obvious that the Eagles have high expectations for Henery as he was the first kicker to go in the draft and he went in the fourth round, which is typically very early for teams to pull the trigger on a kicker.
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