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Former Eagles news: Lions work out kicker Alex Henery

The Lions are looking into possibly adding a new kicker and Alex Henery is one of their options.

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The Lions have worked out former Eagles kicker Alex Heneryaccording to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Henery, along with fellow veterans Rob Bironas and Garrett Hartley, tried out for Detroit this week. The Lions current kicker, rookie Nate Freese, has only made 2-of-5 field goals so far this season.

Freese was a seventh round pick in this year's draft that actually drew interest from the Eagles, as I reported during the process. Freese likely would have been an undrafted free agent target of the Eagles, but since he was drafted, the team signed Vanderbilt product Carey Spear. The Eagles held a "competition" between Henery and Spear this off-season with the results leading the team to trade for current starter Cody Parkey.

Henery was waived during final cuts and likely needed a change of scenery. The most accurate kicker in college football history failed to live up to his billing in Philadelphia and drew the ire of fans on several occasions. Having said that, Henery would likely be an upgrade over Freese at this point if the first two games of the season are an indicator of the rookie's ability. If Henery were to sign with the Lions, his stint would follow another former Eagles kicker, David Akers, who played in Detroit last season.