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49ers Rely On Rookie And Veteran To Fill Voids

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.

09/11/2013

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Fantasy Football: Top 12 Kickers To Draft

Here’s the deal with kickers. You’re not drafting one until the last round. Here’s our top 12 kickers to draft.

08/08/2013

Divisional Playoffs - Green Bay Packers v San Franciso 49ers

Ex-49er Kicker David Akers Agrees To Terms With Lions

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.

04/06/2013

Kicker David Akers #2 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts after he misses a 38-yard field goal in the third quarter against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on January 20, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Lions Bringing In Ex-49ers’ Kicker Akers For Visit Next Week

The 49ers cut David Akers after a season in which he hit 29 of 42 field goals. will visit the Detroit Lions next week.

03/29/2013

Kicker David Akers #2 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts after he misses a 38-yard field goal in the third quarter against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on January 20, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

49ers Sign Veteran Kicker Dawson To Replace Akers

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.

03/19/2013

Kicker David Akers #2 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts after he misses a 38-yard field goal in the third quarter against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on January 20, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Daily Madden: Akers’ Fall From Grace

The 49ers released kicker David Akers, the six-time Pro Bowl selection who finished 30th in the NFL in field goal percentage last season.

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49ers Release Kicker Akers

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.

CBS San Francisco–03/06/2013

Kicker David Akers #2 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts after he misses a 38-yard field goal in the third quarter against the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship game at the Georgia Dome on January 20, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Niners Expected To Release Akers Before Free Agency

The San Francisco 49ers are expected to release kicker David Akers before free agency begins March 12, per a source.

03/04/2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - FEBRUARY 03: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers talks with Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 3, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

2012-13 49ers Learned The Hard Way, But No Longer Inexperienced

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.

02/05/2013

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Pre-Game Warmup: Harbaugh Says 49ers Are ‘Ready’

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.

02/03/2013

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