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49ers waiving Brandon Jacobs, looking at kickers

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Brandon Jacobs wasn’t helping the 49ers. And now that he can’t hurt them, they’re getting rid of him.

According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the 49ers plan to waive the disgruntled running back today at the end of his three-game suspension.

He can’t join another team for the playoffs. Had they released him instead of suspending him, he could could have latched on with another team, and the fear that he’d join the playoff-pushing Giants at the time led to the suspension.

The 49ers are also looking for someone to give kicker David Akers a nudge, perhaps right out the door.

Harbaugh said they’d bring in free agent kickers to try out, and may either keep one of them and Akers or replace him outright if they choose to make a move.

They had previously worked out Billy Cundiff.

“If we had two on the roster at the same time, they can kick in practice,” Harbaugh said. “We’ll make that decision as we go.”

Akers missed two field goals Sunday, and is 29-of-42 on the season. That 69.0 percent mark is his lowest since since 1999, before he was a full-time kicker in Philadelphia.

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42 Responses to “49ers waiving Brandon Jacobs, looking at kickers”
  1. bayrich says: Dec 31, 2012 4:52 PM

    Giants out Jacobs out lmao

  2. mjkelly77 says: Dec 31, 2012 4:53 PM

    I can’t wait for Hairbough’s head to explode.

  3. waxthat says: Dec 31, 2012 4:54 PM

    BJ shouldve kept his blowhole shut.

    Option 1: sit at home during the playoffs
    Option 2: still be on the Giants and sit at home during the playoffs
    Option 3: Play with a TEAM and get a shot at another SB

    This moron would’ve chosen 1 and 2 over 3…unreal

  4. fuglyflorio says: Dec 31, 2012 4:56 PM

    That will teach him to criticize Prince James of Harbaugh. Football genius and resident know-it-all.

  5. ctiggs says: Dec 31, 2012 4:58 PM

    cut them both

  6. redandgoldhitman52 says: Dec 31, 2012 4:59 PM

    bye bye

  7. redandgoldhitman52 says: Dec 31, 2012 5:03 PM

    don’t mess with harbaugh

  8. backindasaddle says: Dec 31, 2012 5:04 PM

    Bye Bye Brandon!!!…you petulant meathead.

  9. jprcox says: Dec 31, 2012 5:04 PM

    That doesn’t seem right to me – does anyone else feel that way? To release someone like that…

  10. jakec4 says: Dec 31, 2012 5:04 PM

    Watching your team play well enough to win before watching your kicker fall apart and miss a game deciding chip shot in the playoffs is the absolute worst. They should be concerned about Akers. Very concerned.

  11. thebigtim2012 says: Dec 31, 2012 5:08 PM

    C’mon where are all the patriot haters? When the hooded one released tiquan in the playoffs poster after poster ripped BB for being cold and spiteful! Where’s all the same kinda hate for harbaugh who just pulled a very spiteful childish move?

  12. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 31, 2012 5:18 PM

    And SF will be out after one game also. They were worried about Jacobs spilling the beans, but they better shore up their injuries and realize that teams have caught on to what Jimmy Durante is doing back there at QB. They aren’t intimidating anyone defensively.

  13. vuudu says: Dec 31, 2012 5:22 PM

    This has bad mojo written on it.

  14. seahawkfan4evr says: Dec 31, 2012 5:24 PM

    what a way to endure yourself to free agents.
    “Hey why dont you come to sanfrancisco, we have a storied franchise with a great winning attitude oh and right now we will tell you your going to play but you probably wont and also we are just getting you so that way you cant be used against us….we will most likely never play you and when you get disgrunteled we will suspend you without pay which by the way you should see the look on your face when you find out oh and just to put the icing on the cake if we make the playoffs we will kick you off right before the first game so you cant play anywhere.”
    Then harbaugh laughs and high fives his owners and gm for a job well done

  15. seacab1972 says: Dec 31, 2012 5:26 PM

    Loyalty in SF. Nope. Karma.

  16. goldrush36 says: Dec 31, 2012 5:28 PM

    mjkelly77 says: Dec 31, 2012 4:53 PM

    I can’t wait for Hairbough’s head to explode.
    _______________________________________
    Lions 4-12…… top 5 draft pick… Sounds like poor little Schwartz’s already did

  17. Nofoolnodrool says: Dec 31, 2012 5:29 PM

    Please don’t tell me you are surprised

    Please don’t tell me you are surprised by a low move by a Harbag. Harbag’s crawl below snake bellies with ease its where they operate most comfortably…..whiners and back stabbers always.

  18. ilovefoolsball says: Dec 31, 2012 5:32 PM

    No fan of Jacobs here. He deserves to be shown the door but Harbaugh and Co. are just as dirty as they come.

  19. mdravensfan says: Dec 31, 2012 5:33 PM

    You need a clutch kicker for the playoffs and you work out Cundiff? Good luck with that!

  20. bratbeach says: Dec 31, 2012 5:33 PM

    That doesn’t seem right to me – does anyone else feel that way? To release someone like that…
    ——

    How is it not right? Players get released all the time. He chose to run his mouth and whine (because apparently the team is wrong for playing the guys who are better than him, go figure), well now he can deal with the consequences of that.

  21. goldrush36 says: Dec 31, 2012 5:34 PM

    seahawkfan4evr says: Dec 31, 2012 5:24 PM

    what a way to endure yourself to free agents.
    “Hey why dont you come to sanfrancisco, we have a storied franchise with a great winning attitude oh and right now we will tell you your going to play but you probably wont and also we are just getting you so that way you cant be used against us….we will most likely never play you and when you get disgrunteled we will suspend you without pay which by the way you should see the look on your face when you find out oh and just to put the icing on the cake if we make the playoffs we will kick you off right before the first game so you cant play anywhere.”
    Then harbaugh laughs and high fives his owners and gm for a job well done
    ______________________________________

    Um yeah Jacobs knew he would be no higher than the third back. He was just hoping he could hang onto another contender because the Giants wanted nothing to do with him. On top of it he got hurt early. He sat back hoping for Gore and Hunter to get hurt so he could come in and play tip toe burglar like he was the missing link. Funniest part is this coming from a Seahawk fan as if Pete Carroll is some man of great integrity lol. Harbaugh’s REAL players love to play for him. Just like Pete’s do for him.

  22. flik44 says: Dec 31, 2012 5:34 PM

    @ seahawkfan… Do you mean “endear?” I wouldn’t expect you to know such things as proper verbiage, but seeing as how Carroll is your head coach, “endure” might be exactly what you meant.

  23. hendeeze says: Dec 31, 2012 5:36 PM

    hahaha what an idiot Brandon Jacobs. He wouldn’t take a 500k paycut to stay with the NY Giants, and complains about being out performed by a rookie and 3 string backup.

    Well you got your wish Brandon. You get to be with the Giants for the playoffs. To bad for you its gonna be as a spectator!

    1.4 Yard per carry, and a mouth like he was Jim Brown.

  24. goldrush36 says: Dec 31, 2012 5:37 PM

    Jacobs also got surpassed by a rookie.. That’s right. James’ first carry was nearly twice as much as Jacobs’ entire contribution.

  25. gochargersgo says: Dec 31, 2012 5:37 PM

    @seahawksfan

    way to endure yourself to fans? Please learn english before speaking.

  26. caeser12 says: Dec 31, 2012 5:41 PM

    If the Jets had done something like this to Tebow……………………………………………………… My oh my.

  27. zepp9er says: Dec 31, 2012 5:49 PM

    Harbaugh and the 49ers didn’t “bait & switch” Jacobs on anything despite what he or anyone thinks. Can’t crack the line-up, then you sit on the bench and wait for your name to be called. BJ just has an inflated ego and a much higher opinion of his own worth than what the 49ers knew it was. Anyone who thinks that players will be unlikely to want to play for JH and San Fran are plain foolish. When a real team player knows that we don’t f&^% around with issues like this – it’s only going to ENDEAR them to the “team-first” mentality that SF and it’s coaching staff adhears to.

  28. shotgunnoblitz says: Dec 31, 2012 5:52 PM

    I think Jacobs got screwed. The whole suspension thing looks pretty curious from the outside. This looks like they just didnt want him getting picked up by another team, not that they wanted to punish him. I hope harbaugh goes up in flames along with his team.

  29. 49ersandshivabowl says: Dec 31, 2012 5:54 PM

    Thanks for the great pre-season performance Jacobs. On that note……

  30. cowboyscanada says: Dec 31, 2012 6:00 PM

    Classless 49ers….

  31. fakefranknunley says: Dec 31, 2012 6:07 PM

    Mr Wright 646:

    Coughlin & Eli are dropped balls by Samuels & Welker from being Marv Levy & Jim Kelly. Enjoy watching!

  32. 49ersandshivabowl says: Dec 31, 2012 6:38 PM

    shotgunnoblitz says:

    “..This looks like they just didnt want him getting picked up by another team..”—

    ——————

    Boy you really sniffed that one out didn’t you Columbo. OF COURSE that’s why they didn’t cut him and instead suspended him. They didn’t want him going back to the Giants in the event they made their end of the season push. And in other news birds fly, grass grows and water freezes.

  33. niner13 says: Dec 31, 2012 6:47 PM

    @seahawkfan4evr says: Dec 31, 2012 5:24 PM
    what a way to endure yourself to free agents.

    You must remember they don’t speak English in the lesser Northwest.

  34. cosanostra71 says: Dec 31, 2012 6:58 PM

    What did Jacobs really expect when he came here? He’s definitely not better than Frank Gore, and he didn’t show that he was better than Kendall Hunter. If he had had a better attitude, he might have been able to play more after the Hunter injury, but instead he moaned and whined and got beat out by a better player in LaMichael James. Good luck to him wherever he goes next, but he will not be missed in SF…

  35. golfore says: Dec 31, 2012 7:28 PM

    Let’s see last year Harbaugh claimed Akers was the greatest kicker of all time. He also never wanted Peyton Manning, because Alex Smith was always his guy. You have to love that ego. 49ers will be one and done.

  36. fakefranknunley says: Dec 31, 2012 8:44 PM

    Speaking of defenses not intimidating anyone…has anybody seen Justin Tuck & JPP yet this year? Aldon nearly equaled JPP’s sack total for the year in 1 game! Playing defense with Webster is like playing with only 10 men and Chase Blackburn is the team’s best LB. “Ha-cha-cha-chaaaaaaa!

  37. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 31, 2012 8:52 PM

    Won’t hear any Giants fan disagree there. Still doesn’t change the thrice-stated fact that San Francisco will be one and done. Keep digging for other obvious factoids, Mr. Elias Sports…

  38. pravin68 says: Jan 1, 2013 12:06 AM

    Jeff Reed had one bad year. He deserves a shot in the NFL again.

  39. nomorsacbball says: Jan 1, 2013 12:06 AM

    uh oh! three posters said the Niners will be one and done. that must make it true. smh

  40. dopthunder49 says: Jan 1, 2013 2:46 AM

    @Mr. Wright 212. Enjoy your seat with Eli-minated!

  41. gorillajoe says: Jan 1, 2013 1:17 PM

    I don’t understand the rule… Why shouldn’t Jacobs be able to pursue an opportunity with another team?

  42. discosucs2005 says: Jan 2, 2013 4:43 AM

    I like how a Seattle fan made a free-agents-wont-like-SF joke. Didn’t you guys sign a free agent to be your starting QB only to give him no playing time? Why? Because the other guy was better than expected. That’s what happened here: Jacobs was injured and Hunter and James played better than expected, so we didn’t play him as much as we thought.

    If Matt Flynn was making headlines complaining about playing time, would you want him on your team still?

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