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Niners give Akers the boot

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His 2012 season began by shtoinking a record-tying 63-yard field goal off the crossbar at Lambeau Field.  His season has ended by being shtoinked off the roster.

As expected, the 49ers have announced that Akers have been cut.

“The 49ers would like to thank David for his service, dedication and leadership over the past two years,” said G.M. Trent Baalke in a release.  “He is a true professional who represented himself and this organization with class.  We wish him, and his family, all the best.”

Akers signed in 2011 after 12 seasons with the Eagles.  He set a franchise record with 166 points in his first year in San Francisco.

Because he was released, he instantly become a free agent, able to sign with any other team.

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39 Responses to “Niners give Akers the boot”
  1. fuglyflorio says: Mar 6, 2013 6:15 PM

    Who saw this one coming? Everyone.

  2. warewolf94 says: Mar 6, 2013 6:19 PM

    As Akers attemped to exit the building, he missed the open door wide right and walked into the wall

  3. kvanhorn87 says: Mar 6, 2013 6:19 PM

    Another member of the dream team cut

  4. diegiantsdie says: Mar 6, 2013 6:21 PM

    Good luck David. Ur one of the best kickers ever. Hall of famer one day

  5. ghjjf says: Mar 6, 2013 6:22 PM

    Which team needs a kicker that will constantly miss “easy” kicks?

  6. davefu50 says: Mar 6, 2013 6:29 PM

    He was probably injured or having some sort of other issue. He has been excellent for a very long time and he’ll be better than last year. To keep his job, he’ll have to be.

  7. ctiggs says: Mar 6, 2013 6:31 PM

    Good riddens

  8. tjacks7 says: Mar 6, 2013 6:32 PM

    “The 49ers would like to thank David for missing 22% of his kicks over the past two years.”

  9. phinfan says: Mar 6, 2013 6:36 PM

    Well he didn’t lose the superbowl for them.

  10. tooz72 says: Mar 6, 2013 6:37 PM

    The Boot..i see what they did..clever

  11. mancave001 says: Mar 6, 2013 6:40 PM

    Sad to see him fade like this. His first 11 years here in Philly were special. Good luck in all you do, Akers.

  12. ninerdynasty says: Mar 6, 2013 6:40 PM

    Classy guy.. but … Thank goodness he is gone!!! geeez.. ppl try to give him credit for scoring those 44 FG’s in 2011… but they dont look at the numbers and see that he missed like 10 fg’s that year too..not noticed becuase none of them cost us any W’s like this past season against he Rams.. any decent kickers wouldve gotten that record had they had 55 tries to make FG’s and most of them from under 40 yards

  13. PowerMad says: Mar 6, 2013 6:41 PM

    That sound you hear is Ted Thompson’s secretary preparing a contract for Akers…

  14. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Mar 6, 2013 6:41 PM

    They let him go because he wouldn’t whine about Crabtree getting held.

  15. jackblackshairyback says: Mar 6, 2013 6:49 PM

    Two words…Phil and Dawson.

  16. mjay81 says: Mar 6, 2013 6:51 PM

    Who’s got it better than us? AKERS!!

  17. truninerfan49 says: Mar 6, 2013 6:51 PM

    It’s time to retire Akers

  18. dowhatifeellike says: Mar 6, 2013 6:58 PM

    Akers is probably wondering why it took so long.

  19. thestillcity says: Mar 6, 2013 7:06 PM

    “With one of fifteen draft picks in the 2013 draft, the 49ers select…a kicker.”

    Done.

  20. giantssb42champs says: Mar 6, 2013 7:17 PM

    I don’t think Jim Harbaugh will be on his Xmas card list.

  21. lennydpocketqb says: Mar 6, 2013 7:18 PM

    Guy was a good player. Nothing but respect for the guy.

  22. citiciti says: Mar 6, 2013 7:31 PM

    Phil Dawson-Book it

  23. psilenttype says: Mar 6, 2013 7:40 PM

    Should use a draft pick and hope for gold like Legatron, who the Rams drafted last year!

    Too many recycled kickers in the league lets use some new fresh talent…. Can always sign a kicker at any time if things don’t work out

  24. viceburgh says: Mar 6, 2013 8:16 PM

    Lauren Silberman waits anxiously by her phone…

  25. stephenolszewski says: Mar 6, 2013 9:11 PM

    As a Browns fan this is awful news means Phil Dawson is packing his bags for San Fran

  26. patssteelersorgiants says: Mar 6, 2013 9:22 PM

    Was a great kicker but time to hang it up.

  27. keakuamai says: Mar 6, 2013 9:26 PM

    Laces out! Lace out!

  28. baldeaglejohnie says: Mar 6, 2013 9:31 PM

    as long as he does not have any real serious injury and still wants to play he will be a starting kicker in the NFL next year. that would be my bet. and he could have a good year. set a record two years ago.

  29. wmack1914 says: Mar 6, 2013 10:43 PM

    Ridiculous how many fans have amnesia. Akers had offseason surgery on his groin that affected him most of this season. The season prior to this one, he WAS the offense for the Niners. Between that defense and Akers’s foot, the Niners wound up 13-3 somehow. It certainly wasn’t due to a prolific offense. Drives would routinely stall due to Alex throw a pass in the dirt or eating the ball and taking a sack. Akers was automatic. So on behalf of real 49er fans, I’d like to join Baalke in thanking Akers for his contributions to the team and helping us to have 2 memorable (but regretfully painful in the end) playoff runs.

  30. eagles512 says: Mar 6, 2013 11:10 PM

    44-52 sure seems like a great year to me in 2011. 85%. Hope he can bounce back somewhere. Classy guy.

  31. medialovesthecowboys says: Mar 6, 2013 11:24 PM

    Love this. Can’t stand Akers

  32. sportfanz says: Mar 7, 2013 1:06 AM

    It doesn’t matter who their kicker is…I am betting you wouldn’t want your team to have to play the Niners in a loser goes home scenario…be honest.

  33. badintent says: Mar 7, 2013 1:59 AM

    Rex loves good feet too. ask his wife
    Akers, you have been warned

  34. 16x8equal49ers says: Mar 7, 2013 9:52 AM

    “Niners give Akers the boot” been waiting to write that headline hugh Mr Florio?

  35. jpash42 says: Mar 7, 2013 10:21 AM

    He was a great kicker w/ the Birds, and a classy man! He will find a job.

  36. sixjak says: Mar 7, 2013 10:26 AM

    Hugh?

  37. polapea says: Mar 7, 2013 11:13 AM

    I almost spit my coffee on the screen when I read Akers and HOF in the same sentence.

  38. steelerben says: Mar 7, 2013 2:00 PM

    If Billy “shankapotomus” Cundiff could get work with not one, but two teams last season, Akers finds a spot to play this year.

    It makes total sense to draft a kicker with one of the fifteen draft slots available. The rookie wage for your 15th draft pick has to be in the range of $2.15/hour plus all the Gatorade you can drink.

  39. philliesphan says: Mar 10, 2013 12:38 AM

    Akers has been one of the best kickers in the league for many years. As an Eagles fan, I was said when they let him go. He is not your typical kicker. He is martial arts specialist, very tough and very relialbe. Class act on and off the field. Good luck David, whatever the future may hold for you. I know you will do well with whatever you decide to do. As an Eagle fan, thank you for so many great memories over the years.

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