November 11, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers (2) kicks a field goal out of the hold by punter Andy Lee (4) during overtime against the St. Louis Rams at Candlestick Park. The 49ers and the Rams tied 24-24. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

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New Lions kicker David Akers better than Jason Hanson on kickoffs but not FGs
Carlos Monarrez — Detroit Free Press

New Lions kicker David Akers has an impressive résumé. He has been very accurate historically, he tied an NFL record last season with his 63-yard field goal, and he’s a six-time Pro Bowler.

But it’s very likely Akers is not as good a field-goal kicker than Jason Hanson.

NFL draft big business, still growing
Paula Pasche – The Oakland Press

Other than the win-loss record, the earliest barometer each fall about how well the Detroit Lions are playing is when the first questions start about the upcoming draft.

No matter what though, draft questions usually start at some point in October, six months before the three-day, made-for-prime-time NFL draft.

It’s not just three days of 32 teams selecting for their future, it’s a growth industry.

Detroit Lions Mock Draft Review: Eric Fisher Movement Gaining a Bit More Momentum
Max DeMara –

The high rising Eric Fisher and steady Luke Joeckel have entered Detroit’s radar a bit more, while mainstays Ezekiel Ansah and Dee Milliner remain on the radar.

Sources: Former Lions guard Stephen Peterman to meet with Jets brass on Monday
Manish Mehta – New York Daily News

Peterman would replace Brandon Moore at right guard if everything medically checks out and the Jets sign him.

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