The 49ers had two big holes to fill this offseason, with the departure of Dashon Goldson and the release of David Akers. It would be impossible to have any sustained success with question marks at both positions, but after the Week 1 performances of Phil Dawson and Eric Reid, it appears that the 49ers have found a short-term replacement for Akers, and long-term answer for Goldson.
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San Francisco released David Akers a month ago after he slumped during the 2012 season. The six-time Pro Bowl kicker made 73 of 94 field goals over two seasons for the 49ers.
The 49ers cut David Akers after a season in which he hit 29 of 42 field goals. will visit the Detroit Lions next week.
The Super Bowl runner-up 49ers found their man to replace David Akers, signing veteran Browns free agent Phil Dawson to a one-year contract Tuesday after he spent the day at team headquarters.
The 49ers released kicker David Akers, the six-time Pro Bowl selection who finished 30th in the NFL in field goal percentage last season.
Six-time Pro Bowl kicker David Akers has been released by the San Francisco 49ers after two seasons filled with record-breaking highs and incredible lows.
The San Francisco 49ers are expected to release kicker David Akers before free agency begins March 12, per a source.
Although they lost the Super Bowl to the Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco learned a great deal from the game. They will use this as a learning experience and come back next year a better team because of it. The team did not reach their final goal, but continue to get closer, and will try next year to end the Lombardi Trophy drought.
49ers coach Jim Harbaugh says his team is “ready” to go after what would be the franchise’s sixth Super Bowl win, tying an NFL record. The coach indicated that the team practiced at a “consistently outstanding” level in the days leading up to the Big Game in the Big Easy.