Eagles Waive K Sam Swank

LVCorrespondent IMay 30, 2009

PHILADELPHIA - MAY 1: Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin #18 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs during minicamp practice at the NovaCare Complex on May 1, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)
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, making 33-of-40 FGs 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.

Posted in NFL Tagged: 2009 Philadelphia Eagles, David Akers, Football, NFL, Sam Swank, Sports

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