David Akers leaves Detroit without a deal

AP

The Lions continue to play the waiting game at kicker.

Unable to get a deal done with long-time Lion Jason Hanson, they brought David Akers in for a visit this week.

According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Akers left town without a deal, leaving the door open for the incumbent to return.

To be honest, the Akers visit seemed like posturing all along. Hanson said if he was going to play again, he only wanted to play for the Lions. Then he said he wanted to play. Then talks broke off when he didn’t get an “acceptable” offer.

So the natural next step in the negotiation was for the team to add a little heat, and that’s what Akers represented.

We should find out soon enough whether Hanson intends to keep his word, or whether the definition of acceptable changes.