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