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San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh had dubbed his team's playoff road as 'three Super Bowls'.
"We'll look at it as three Super Bowls that we have to play and win," Harbaugh said Wednesday on KNBR 680-AM via the San Jose Mercury News. "That's just extremely fun to think about that and the excitement of that, because it's so immediate, it's so now. It's not like the beginning of the season when you're thinking of long-term."
With the being said, Harbaugh has a little kicker situation to grab a hold of before their NFC divisional matchup.
The team signed kicker Bill Cundiff Tuesday to compete with David Akers ahead of their playoff opener on Jan. 12th, but the goal here is to decide this competition sooner than later.
"It could be settled early next week but I'm not going to put a timeframe on it," Harbaugh said. "We'll practice Thursday, Friday and then we'll see if a decision is made, or if it goes into Monday, Tuesday, or after. But there's no timeline on it."
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Alex Smith taking perhaps his last snaps as a member of the 49ers. He came a long way since the We Want Carr chants…
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San Francisco 49ers placekicker David Akers says he received death threats on Twitter and has closed the account.
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San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith returned
to practice yesterday for the first time since sustaining his triceps injury during a Dec. 16 contest against the New England Patriots, reports Matt Barrowsof The Sacramento Bee.
Justin Smith today was in uniform for the first time
since his Dec. 16 triceps injury. Smith, wearing a plastic brace over his left
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Former Pro-Bowl kicker Billy Cundiff was signed by the San Francisco 49ers.Fantasy Spin:Cundiff will compete with David Akers over the next week to see who will be the place-kicker. Akers was just 29-of-42 this season while dealing with a hip injury. Cundiff was 7-of-12 this season. He was cut by Baltimore, signed by Washington, then cut by the Redskins in favor of Kai Forbath.
After his tryout, kicker Billy Cundiff reached an agreement
with the San Francisco 49ers and has been placed on the 53-man roster, reports
Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area.
The 49ers on Tuesday signed veteran kicker Billy Cundiff after
he took part in a tryout at the team's practice facility in Santa Clara, a
league source told CSNBayArea.com.
San Francisco waived linebacker...
As Jim Harbaugh sent the 49ers into a mandatory three-day break to ''rest their minds, rest their bodies,'' San Francisco's coach and his staff busily began playoff preparations for the NFC divisional round in less than two weeks.