France will back up Pro Bowl kicker David Akers, who is bothered
by a hamstring injury and uncertain for Sunday's game against
Simoneau's conversion -- his first kick since high school -- made
it 28-0 en route to the Eagles' 42-3 victory over San Francisco.
Third-string tight end Mike Bartrum kicked off after the score, but
Akers returned to make the rest of the kicks.
France connected on 24 of 34 field-goal attempts and made all 15
extra points this spring for Hamburg in NFL Europe. Signed by
Minnesota as a rookie free agent in 2002, France has been to
training camps with the Vikings, New York Giants and Tampa Bay
The Eagles released wide receiver Michael Gasperson to make room
on the practice squad.