K Akers will replace Hanson in Detroit-- Fri Apr 5 11:00 pm --
Akers battled hip injury in 2012
One day after Jason Hanson retired after 21 NFL seasons, the Lions found his replacement, agreeing to terms with six-time Pro Bowler David Akers. Akers, who was released by the San Francisco 49ers last month, visited the Lions on Tuesday. (Detroit Free Press)
FF Today's Take:Akers was the top fantasy kicker by a mile in 2011 but turned in his worst season a pro in 2012 missing 13 kicks while battling a hip injury. Assuming his hip is healed, Akers should have plenty of opportunities in Detroit and be a top shelf K1 in drafts this summer.