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Akers in, Nedney out in San Francisco

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The San Francisco 49ers are making a change at kicker.

Free agent kicker David Akers, formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles, has signed with the 49ers, reports Jeff McLane, the Eagles beat reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

And Joe Nedney, who has played for the 49ers the last six seasons, is on the way out, according to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. Nedney was scheduled to make $1.87 million this season. There’s no word on the details of Akers’ contract.

Akers should be an upgrade for the 49ers: Although he missed two field goals in the Eagles’ playoff loss to the Packers, he had a typically excellent regular season in 2010.

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31 Responses to “Akers in, Nedney out in San Francisco”
  1. rymag9 says: Jul 28, 2011 9:15 PM

    Damn you David Akers! I wanted you to sign with my redskins because gram gano sucks

  2. marcsasharc says: Jul 28, 2011 9:15 PM

    must be due to Nedneys injury and his poor kick offs…but Nedney is pretty darn reliable.

    Akers is shaky when it counts…hmm

  3. everydayimfumbilin says: Jul 28, 2011 9:15 PM

    both good dudes too bad joe couldnt stay healthy

  4. phillieseaglessixers says: Jul 28, 2011 9:16 PM

    Yo had a great run with us Akers. Wish you well in San Francisco

  5. ninerdynasty says: Jul 28, 2011 9:18 PM

    well, that adds range to the niners.. Nedley is a good kicker but boy, anything above 45 yards was a sweat. I’m not sure how good Akers range is, but i’m sure its better than nedley’s

  6. asublimeday says: Jul 28, 2011 9:21 PM

    rymag9
    July 28, 2011, 9:15 PM EDT

    Damn you David Akers! I wanted you to sign with my redskins because gram gano sucks
    —————-/——

    He fits right in with the rest of the team

  7. danspeakmanpe says: Jul 28, 2011 9:24 PM

    Classy dude, don’t understand the move. I don’t hold the playoff misses against him, especially considering what he had on his mind. I think Akers will be missed by the fans. Good Luck!

  8. macjacmccoy says: Jul 28, 2011 9:29 PM

    As long as the The 49ers dont plan on having Akers kick a field goal 45 yards or longer they should be fine. He hasnt been able to consistently make a field goal that long in like 4 years.

    Akers has been one of the most overrated players in the entire league the last few years imo. He use to be great and has been living off that for a while. I was so happy when the Eagles drafted Henery cuz I knew I wouldnt have to deal with everyone still in denial about how good Akers was. He would shank another 45 yarder and people would instantly start making excuses. I bet even now their will be dozens of my fellow Eagle fans on here saying what a huge mistake it was to let him go.

  9. num1eaglesfanyo says: Jul 28, 2011 9:30 PM

    good for david always liked him but after that packers loss when he missed 2 field goals its time to go a different rout. lets see what the rookies got!

  10. goldrush36 says: Jul 28, 2011 9:31 PM

    Kickoffs will be easier now. I think the injury may be bothering him more than is known. Nedney is pretty shaky past 45 yds too, so may be a partial factor

  11. justanotherdummy says: Jul 28, 2011 9:31 PM

    Bueno suerte David. Good guy, good kicker. He’ll be missed in the community. Niner fans, he will probably kick well for you, but as a person he is outstanding.

  12. macjacmccoy says: Jul 28, 2011 9:32 PM

    sorry ninersdynasty Akers is horrible 45+. He is probably still 1 of the better kickers at close range but boy is he bad from the 28 yard line and out.

  13. steelersfbfan says: Jul 28, 2011 9:33 PM

    didn’t Jeff Reed play on the 49ers? What happened to him?

  14. customer909 says: Jul 28, 2011 9:34 PM

    Gonna miss ya Joe!

  15. pacash80 says: Jul 28, 2011 9:35 PM

    As a lifelong Eagles fan, I wish you good luck. You’ve probably won more games for us than any other kicker in Eagles history, even if the last game you played for us didn’t end well. Forever an Eagle.

  16. malonezo says: Jul 28, 2011 9:50 PM

    god forbid a great kicker misses 2 field goals in a playoff game after learning his daughter had a malignant tumor

  17. theysone says: Jul 28, 2011 9:52 PM

    Nedney was pretty reliable at the ‘Stick, despite the difficult swirling winds. Thanks for the 6 years!

    Hopefully Akers can handle the winds…

  18. sd0wn says: Jul 28, 2011 10:01 PM

    I thought Jeff Reed was the kicker for the 49ers. Whats the word on him then?

  19. eagles7to10 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:02 PM

    malonezo, dont make excuses. If it was that heavy on his mind then he shouldn’t have been out there!

  20. flyeaglesfly13 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:06 PM

    Definitely wish your last game as an eagle was better cause everyone is gunna remember that and not the fact that you’ve scored the most points in eagles history. We had a great run with ya but nothing lasts forever. Good luck in SF.. now we gotta put our faith in a rookie, at least he’s the best kicker in college history tho so hopefully he can fill your shoes

  21. merc13 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:07 PM

    No one cares. No one has cared about the niners since young retired.

  22. rando74 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:07 PM

    ………….kicker

  23. hitit49 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:10 PM

    Welcome to the swirling winds of the stick. Hope you can manage them like Joe did

  24. nfl fan says: Jul 28, 2011 10:20 PM

    Akers is a good kicker…unless it’s at the Meadowlands. Good upgrade for SF.

  25. cubano76 says: Jul 28, 2011 10:49 PM

    Eagles should bring in Shayne Graham right now.

  26. janvanflac says: Jul 28, 2011 11:08 PM

    Great kicker, great guy but not for longer FGs.

  27. phelbin says: Jul 28, 2011 11:18 PM

    It’s been a tough few years to be a 49ers fan. And Joe Nedney has been just about the most reliable player on an otherwise crappy team.

    Thanks for the good times, Joe!

  28. We'reFineThere says: Jul 28, 2011 11:57 PM

    the Kolb Era has come and gone. I’m excited for the Alex Henery era.

  29. msclemons67 says: Jul 29, 2011 12:05 AM

    Babyface York: “Trent, the fans are getting restless. We haven’t done anything in free agency except let half our defense leave.”

    Cousin Baalke: “I know, we’ll cut an old kicker and sign a different old kicker. That’ll show the league we mean business.”

  30. gtmann says: Jul 29, 2011 8:40 AM

    Best of luck David. You will be missed here in Philly. You were always a class act.

  31. forty9asty says: Jul 29, 2011 9:59 AM

    msclemons67 says:
    Jul 29, 2011 12:05 AM
    Babyface York: “Trent, the fans are getting restless. We haven’t done anything in free agency except let half our defense leave.”

    Cousin Baalke: “I know, we’ll cut an old kicker and sign a different old kicker. That’ll show the league we mean business.”
    ————————————————-

    I was wondering the exact same thing. The 9ers haven’t signed any of the proven free agents that they could have gotten for a pretty reasonable price. And, like you said, half the team has left. Geez, we better get Nnamdi or even Cromartie, or this will be one of the worst offseasons in our history! Not to mention Gore holding out and Crabtree out of camp yet again ( yeah, big surprise there huh?)

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