Saturday, April 10, 2010

The Philadelphia Eagles Top 10 Free Agent Signings—No. 4

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Part 7 of 10

No. 4 David Akers

The Philadelphia organization has been plagued by shaky field-goal kicking that has ranged from okay to downright miserable throughout its history. The team solved that with the "under the radar" signing of free agent David Akers during the 1999 season after he was released by the Washington Redskins.

Over the past 10 years, Akers has been one of the top kickers in the NFL and has easily become the best in team history. Four times, the left footed specialist has been selected to the NFC Pro bowl squad and was named first-team All-Pro in 2001.

During his career in midnight green, he has become the team's all-time leader in scoring, field goals, PAT's and accuracy. Overall, Akers has provided the type of reliable, accurate kicker necessary for winning teams.

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