Eagles waive K Sam Swank

Looks like it will be veteran kicker David Akers handling all of the kicking duties again in 2009.  This week after a couple inconsistent OTA sessions, the Eagles waived undrafted free agent kicker Sam Swank from Wake Forest.  The former ACC kicker was brought in to provide some legitimate competition for Akers in training camp, but apparently that did not materialize and the team let him go.

Now Akers, 34, will need to show that he can still perform the way he did in the 2008 regular season (career high 144 points and making 33 of 40 FG’s Attempted including 25 of 26 inside 40 yards).   Hopefully another solid season will help everyone put a tough NFC Championship Game by Akers — missed a 47-yard field goal and an extra point plus sent a kickoff out of bounds right before halftime – behind them.  The Birds may still bring in a back-up  free agent type to help out only for training camp.


One Response

  1. Akers is good but he is getting old. Maybe the Eagles brass know what they are doing? I sure hope so. We will see. Have a good one. Three months and counting until The NFL begins. I can’t wait to have my heart broken again by the bums. I love this stuff Bobby Gee.


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