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Kicker David Akers Feels He Won’t Be an Eagle in 2011

David Akers seems to already be under the impression that he’s not going to be an Eagle in 2011, and that with the drafting of Alex Henery in the fourth round, he will be kicking elsewhere in the 2011 season.

The Eagles selected Nebraska’s Alex Henery in the fourth round of the NFL draft – and likely signaled the end of David Akers’ 12-year run with the franchise. “Right now, I don’t think I’m going to be back,” Akers said. “It’s pretty much that when you see a kicker drafted high the writing’s on the wall.” They had placed the transition tag – a provision that would have given the Eagles right of first refusal should other teams had tried to sign Akers – on the kicker in February. But Akers declined to sign the tag. “There’s more to it than just the simplicity of signed it or didn’t sign it,” Akers said. “We don’t know if there’s even going to be a tag in the [new collective bargaining agreement]. That’s going under 2010 rules. But before that it was 17 years where you could use two guys. It was either one guy who was franchised or transitioned.”

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