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David Akers Released by San Francisco 49ers


The San Francisco 49ers have cut former Philadelphia Eagle, David Akers. Cutting Akers, saves the 49ers $3 million in salary-cap space.

“The 49ers would like to thank David for his service, dedication and leadership over the past two years,” 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in the statement. “He is a true professional who represented himself and this organization with class. We wish him, and his family, all the best.”

Akers, 38, battled through a difficult season in which he missed 13 of 42 field-goal attempts and played through a painful pelvic injury. Niners coach Jim Harbaugh brought in Billy Cundiff before the start of the playoffs but ultimately decided to stick with Akers.