David Akers signs with Detroit Lions

David Akers signs with Detroit Lions
April 6, 2013, 11:15 am
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In 2012, David Akers connected on just 69 percent of his field goals, the worst percentage of his career. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Despite his struggles with the 49ers in 2012, David Akers has found a new home.

The 38-year-old agreed to terms with the Detroit Lions on Friday, according to the Detroit Free Press.

[RELATED: 49ers release kicker David Akers]

Akers had his worst full season as a placekicker in 2012, connecting on just 69 percent of his field goal attempts.

After two seasons with the 49ers, the veteran was released on March 6. The 49ers replaced him with top free agent kicker Phil Dawson two weeks later.

[RELATED: Dawson 'thrilled' to join 49ers]

Akers takes over for Jason Hansen in Detroit, who retired after spending 21 years in the NFL, all with the Lions.

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