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Birdwatcher
Akers is training in Nashville and is ready and willing, according to his agent, Jerrold Colton. The Eagles have been down that road before with varying degrees of success.
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and they do have other possibilities to consider:

There are 14 teams that still have two kickers. The Eagles could choose one who is cut in the next week, although there's often a reason those kickers don't make a roster.

Three situations that could be intriguing are with the Giants, Bills, and Saints.

The Giants have Temple and North Penn product Brandon McManus, who was 2 for 2 on field goals between 40 and 49 yards during the first two weeks of the preseason and is trying to unseat veteran Josh Brown.

Buffalo has former Florida State standout Dustin Hopkins, who was a 2013 sixth-round pick but would only make the Bills as a kickoff specialist because of veteran Dan Carpenter. In New Orleans, Derek Dimke is 9 of 10 in three preseasons with the Saints, Tampa Bay, and Detroit, and is pushing veteran Shayne Graham.

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nephillymike
I love Akers and what he did here but he wasn't his same old self the last few years.

However, the Eagles made their bed. There was never any indication, from his college career to day one of training camp to today when he got cut, that Spears was anywhere near an NFL kicker.

There will be at least ten kickers available next Friday who are better than Henery. Pick one, and if need be, PS Parkey and move on.

I think if it were me or most others on this board, we would have brought in real veteran competition for Henery day one and let the best one win. If the veteran we selected first wasn't up to it, bring in another. Having to do that now is a little bothersome.

It could be worse. We could pull a Vermeil and have our punter replace our kicker like he did back in our first playoff game in 17 years back in 1977 vs. Atlanta. The punter missed an extra point and 23 yd FG in a 14-13 loss to Atlanta in the WC game!!!
Zero
McManus, a Temple and North Penn alum, was an undrafted rookie with the Colts last summer. He has made both field-goal attempts from 46 and 47 yards for the Giants this preseason, and 10 of his 11 kickoffs have been touchbacks.

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