The Facts: Following up on a previous item. ... The Lions hosted Akers for a visit on Tuesday, but the veteran kicker left without a contract according to reports.
Diehards Line:The 38-year-old Akers was released by the San Francisco 49ers in early March after a disappointing 2012 campaign. One season after being named an All-Pro, and being selected to his third consecutive Pro Bowl team, Akers missed 13 of his 42 field goal attempts while dealing with the effects of offseason hernia surgery. According to MLive.com's Justin Rogers, the lack of a deal for Akers means the door remains open for the Lions to re-sign Jason Hanson. The 21-year veteran has announced his interest in playing another season, but he has been unable to work out a contract with the franchise that selected him in the second round of the 1992 NFL draft.Hanson is coming off one of his best seasons, converting 32 of is 36 field goal attempts.