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David Akers has seen his last days in an Eagles uniform after the team picked up Nebraska kicking phenomenon Alex Henery in the fourth round.
Not to take away anything from Alex Henery's impressive level of talent, but he could be in for a rough year. Due to the NFL lockout, Henery has so far been unable to use the offseason to develop a rhythm with long snapper Jon Dorenbos and holder Sav Rocca, who are an integral part of the kicking game.
If the lockout persists, not only will Henery be thrust unceremoniously into the spotlight in Week 1, but he will have to find a rhythm with his new teammates on the fly, which is not an easy task for a young kicker.
Although Henery projects to be an impressive kicker in the long run, the current work stoppage may cause some costly growing pains during his rookie year.