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.