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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 14: David Akers #2 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates after kicking a 41 yard field goal against the New Orleans Saints during the third quarter of the NFC Divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park on January 14, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Harbaugh Will Rely On Akers For Remainder of Post Season

When Billy Cundiff was released this week, the 49ers made it clear that they have confidence in David Akers to makes kicks for the rest of the playoffs. Or it could be that they have less confidence in Cundiff. Either way, the team did the right thing by letting go of Cundiff prior to the team’s flight to Atlanta, letting Akers relax and focus on the game and not about being replaced.

01/20/2013

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 30: Kicker Billy Cundiff #5 of the Washington Redskins converts a game-winning, 41-yard field goal with second remaining in the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers September 30, 2012 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Redskins won 24 - 22. ( Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Cundiff Inactive For 49ers Vs. Packers

Kicker Billy Cundiff is inactive for the San Francisco 49ers playoff game against Green Bay after being brought in to challenge incumbent David Akers.

01/12/2013

San Francisco 49ers v Denver Broncos

Harbaugh Sticking With Akers As Starting Kicker

Jim Harbaugh made the announcement after practice Thursday, two days ahead of the 49ers’ NFC divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers (12-5) at Candlestick Park.

01/10/2013

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 30: Kicker Billy Cundiff #5 of the Washington Redskins converts a game-winning, 41-yard field goal with second remaining in the game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers September 30, 2012 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The Redskins won 24 - 22. ( Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Mum’s The Word On Kicker For Saturday, But Billy Cundiff Is Best Option

One of the major concerns for the 49ers as they prepare to take on the Green Bay Packers Saturday is the kicking game. For a team that has such a sound defense, three points can go a long way, and more times then not playoff games are decided by a last second field goal. As David Akers has regressed this season, the team signed Billy Cundiff to evaluate the teams kicking options, yet with the game less then a week away there has still been no decision made. This in camp battle doesn’t figure to have a winner declared until right before the game, but with no clear favorite, the best option for the team is to deactivate Akers and go with the new guy.

01/09/2013

Billy Cundiff #7 of the Baltimore Ravens miss a game tying field goal late in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots during their AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Al Bello/Getty Images)

Cundiff Hoping For Another Playoff Shot With Niners

There’s no questioning how badly Billy Cundiff wants another chance in the playoffs after the way last season ended.

01/08/2013

AJ McCarron #10 of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates with the Coach's Trophy after defeating the Notre Dame Fighting Irish by a score of 42-14 to win the 2013 Discover BCS National Championship game at Sun Life Stadium on January 7, 2013 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: A Disappointing BCS Title Game

Alabama steamrolled previously undefeated Notre Dame 42-14 in the BCS title game Monday night.

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David Akers #2 of the San Francisco 49ers kicks a field goal during the NFL season opener against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 9, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

KCBS Sports Fans: 49ers Desperately Seeking Kicker

The 49ers approach Saturday’s NFC Divisional playoff game against the Packers with a real problem: they don’t know who’ll be their placekicker.

01/08/2013

Kicker David Akers #2 and holder Andy Lee #4 of the San Francisco 49ers watch as their field goal attempt goes wide left against the St. Louis Rams in overtime on November 11, 2012 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.  The teams tied 24-24 in overtime.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Akers, Cundiff Both Could Be On 49er Playoff Roster

Coach Jim Harbaugh said there’s a “good chance” both kickers will be on the roster for Saturday’s NFC divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers, though he didn’t specify whether each would be among the 46 active players but did say “that’s conceivable.” Harbaugh indicated one of the two has already earned a lead for the job but wouldn’t say who it is.

01/07/2013

San Francisco 49ers v Denver Broncos

Daily Madden: What’s Wrong With Akers?

David Akers and Billy Cundiff began their kicking competition at the 49ers practice facility Thursday as the team prepares for next weekend’s playoff game.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JANUARY 22: The San Francisco 49ers take the field against the New York Giants during the NFC Championship Game at Candlestick Park on January 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Nothing But Good News From Practice As 49ers Wait On Next Opponent

As the 49ers sit back and wait for the rest of the NFC to duke it out in the first round of the playoffs, they can continue to focus on getting healthy and figured out what to do with David Akers. Although there is still a lot to be determined, both of these issues are being addressed, and the team will have a little over a week to determine what direction they want to go in the kicking department, and the status of Justin Smith.

01/04/2013

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