According to Sports Illustrated‘s Don Banks, the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins are plausible landing spots for the five-time Pro Bowler.
“Given the challenges the Cowboys and Redskins have had with kickers in recent years,” Banks writes, “I wouldn’t be surprised if Akers wound up somewhere else in the NFC East, facing his old team twice a year.”
Akers has spent the past 13 years in Philadelphia, but refused to sign the transition tag the Eagles extended to him in February. The team responded by selecting Nebraska kicker Alex Henery in the fourth-round (120th overall), the earliest a kicker taken since 2006, all but signaling the end of Aker’s time with the Eagles.
The Cowboys 75-percent field goal conversion rate was good for 30th in the NFL in 2010, while the Redskins 69-percent put them dead last. Both teams tied for 17th in the league with 24 field goals made.
The Eagles finished third with 32 makes, converting 84-percent of their attempts.