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.