Feb 3, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; San Francisco 49ers kicker David Akers (2) kicks a field goal against the Baltimore Ravens in the first quarter in Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

49ers Release David Akers

The 49ers have released placekicker David Akers, the team announced Wednesday.

After an unbelievable 2011-2012 season when he set an NFL record with 44 made field goals, Akers was simply not been the same kicker last season, making just 69 percent of his kicks.

In January, it was revealed that he had undergone double sports hernia surgery in the previous offseason, which could have affected him.

“I feel when I miss kicks I let the team, organization, and the fans down,” he lamented at the time. “I take it personal.”

 The 38-year old Akers is a six-time Pro Bowler and has been a member of six All-Pro teams. He was named to the NFL’s All-Decade of the 2000s as well as the Philadelphia Eagles 75th Anniversary Team. He spent the majority of his career (2000-2010) with the Eagles.

Akers shares the record for the longest field goal in NFL history, a 63-yarder that he kicked in Week 1 last season. Little did we know that it would be one of his only bright moments of the year.



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