49ers Expected to Release David Akers

Nov 19, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers (2) attempts an extra point out of the hold of Andy Lee (4) at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Bears 32-7. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

The 49ers are reportedly severing ties with placekicker David Akers, according to the TheSidelineView.com (h/t NBC Sports).

Akers is expected to be released before the start of free agency on March 12.

After a brilliant 2011, Akers struggled mightily in his second season with the 49ers that saw him kick at a 69 percent clip, ranking 30th in the NFL.

He is owed $3 million in 2013, and the 49ers are apparently not willing to take an expensive risk on the aging kicker.



Topics: David Akers, San Francisco 49ers

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