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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Akers And Agent Disappointed With Transition Tag

From: GCOBB.com

Akers And Agent Disappointed With Transition Tag
Eagles kicker David Akers isn’t happy about the transition tag which was slapped on him by the Eagles. That will give them the right to match any contract offer he gets from other NFL teams. The Pro Bowl kicker who had been making $1.65 million a year will now see that go up to the $3 million dollar neighborhood, but Akers was hoping for more.

According to Philly.com, Akers agent Jerrold Colton said that they were disappointed in the kicker having the transition tag put on him.

“Our hope all along has been to come to a fair, long-term agreement for David to finish his career as a Philadelphia Eagle,” Colton said. The transition tag doesn’t allow for the bump up in pay like the franchise tag.


“It’s not exactly the level of salary that we were looking to have”, said the South Jersey-based agent, Colton.
Philly.com’s Les Bowen tweeted this afternoon: Joe Banner: Tagging Vick, Akers “prudent thing to do” whether tags exist going forward or not.

I had reported here on GCobb.com on the Monday after the Birds were eliminated by the Green Bay Packers that Akers had turned down a contract offer from the Birds. They had been pressuring him to sign an extension, but Akers refused because he wanted more money in the deal.

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