The Linc: David Akers Staying In NFC East?

ARLINGTON TX - DECEMBER 12: Kicker David Akers #2 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates a field goal against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium on December 12 2010 in Arlington Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Could Akers Stay In NFC East - Don Banks - SI.com
Akers is a free agent and he's not done kicking in the NFL. Given the challenges the Cowboys and Redskins have had with kickers in recent years, I wouldn't be surprised if Akers wound up somewhere else in the NFC East, facing his old team twice a year. Not exactly the Donovan McNabb to Washington storyline of 2010, but it might be fun.

Network executives explain why they keep tipping draft picks - Shutdown Corner - NFL Blog - Yahoo! Sports
The biggest complaint we heard from readers during our NFL draft live blog on Thursday night was that ESPN and the NFL Network were tipping picks before they were being read by Roger Goodell. It's something we've lamented in the past and was particularly egregious this year, most notably by Chris Berman (who himself was the subject of many complaints.)

Roseman, Eagles again draft in bulk | Philly | 05/03/2011
The Eagles and Patriots have draft more players over last two years than any other teams

Frank: Projecting the Eagles' 2011 depth chart
When the Eagles finally field a team this year, what will it look like? Reuben Frank projects the Birds' 2011 depth chart, where a shakeup to the offensive line is sure to come.

Eagles' Weaver tweets he's a 'long shot' for 2011
Eagles Pro Bowl fullback Leonard Weaver said his return for the 2011 season is a "long shot" but said his surgically repaired left knee has healed and he’s "optimistic about the whole situation."

10 burning questions | National Football Post
Anybody interested in a five-time Pro Bowler who led the NFL in scoring last season? If so, it looks like longtime Eagles kicker David Akers is about to hit the free agent market. Philadelphia used a fourth round selection on Nebraska kicker Alex Henery this past Saturday, sending a message that the longest tenured Eagle is on his way out the door. Thanks for the memories, David. We’ll miss you in Philly.

2011 NFL draft's most intriguing moves - NFL News | FOX Sports on MSN
Although one year overdue by general manager Bruce Allen and coach Mike Shanahan, Washington's strategy of multiple trade-downs to acquire more picks was wise. The roster needed a major youth infusion that should be provided by 12 overall selections. That being said, Washington still has major issues at quarterback. Until that problem is addressed, there is a chance the Redskins will regret trading out of the No. 10 slot if Missouri's Blaine Gabbert becomes a star in Jacksonville.


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