Eagles kicker David Akers has been named to the NFL's All-Decade team after leading the league in scoring over the past 10 seasons with 1,169 points. Akers is here in Fort Lauderdale for his fourth Pro Bowl of the decade.
"It is obviously a huge honor just to play that length of time in the NFL," Akers said. "To be able to be looked at in that high regard is surreal to me. I couldn't have done it without the Mike Bartrums, the Koy Detmers, the Jon Dorenboses, the Sav Roccas and great offensive lines and coaches helping me along the way. The Eagles have always beleived in me and I am truly grateful for that."
Brian Dawkins, who spent nine out of the 10 years this decade playing for the Eagles, was also selected to the All-Decade team.
Rubin named strength coach
Barry Rubin has replaced Mike Wolf as the Eagles' head strength and conditioning coach and Ken Croner has been named his assistant.
Rubin, 52, had spent the last two seasons working as an assistant under Wolf. Before joining the Eagles, Rubin was the Green Bay Packers' head strength and conditioning coach from 1999 through 2005. He also spent four years as an assistant strength coach with the Packers' staff when Eagles coach Andy Reid was an assistant in Green Bay.
Croner, 46, had most recently worked at Athletics Performance in Phoenix, where he trained NFL players in offseason workouts.