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David Akers wildly up-and-down, two-season tenure with the 49ers came to an unsurprising end today when the 49ers released the 38-year-old placekicker who is coming off the worst season of his decorated career.
Akers, who finished 30th in the NFL in field-goal percentage in 2012, was due to earn a base salary of $3 million. His release, combined with the trade of quarterback Alex Smith to Kansas City, will free up about $12 million salary-cap space.
The 49ers would like to thank David for his service, dedication and leadership over the past two years, general manager Trent Baalke said. He is a true professional who represented himself and this organization with class. We wish him, and his family, all the best.
A member of the NFLs all-decade team (2000s), Akers 2011 season added to a sparkling resume that features six Pro Bowl berths: He set NFL records for field goals (44), attempts (52) and points without a touchdown (166). He also made 7 of 9 field goals from 50-plus yards, including a Candlestick-Park-record 55-yarder against the Cowboys.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
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David Akers does not plan to retire despite being released by the San Francisco 49ers. Once ne of the NFL’s premier kickers, Akers was shaky at-best last season but the 49ers waited until after the season to cut ties with him.
Due $3 million in base salary the 49ers were not going to pay a kicker who made just 69% of his attempts last season.
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The San Francisco 49ers released 14-year veteran kicker David Akers Wednesday.
In two seasons with the 49ers, Akers connected on 73 out of 94 field goal attempts and nailed all his PATs (78) in all 32 games, as well as five postseason contests. His 297 points over the past two seasons ranks first in the NFL over that time span.
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The San Francisco 49ers have announced that they’ve officially released kicker David Akers.
“The 49ers would like to thank David for his service, dedication and leadership over the past two years,” said 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke. “He is a true professional who represented himself and this organization with class. We wish him, and his family, all the best.”
Six-time Pro Bowl kicker David Akers has been released by the San Francisco 49ers after two seasons filled with record-breaking highs and incredible lows.
General Manager Trent Baalke thanked Akers in a statement Wednesday, calling the kicker a ''true professional who represented himself and this organization with class.''
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The 49ers announced today via twitter that the 49ers have released kicker David Akers.The #49ers have released K David Akers: bit.ly/15ywh2S— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) March 6, 2013GM Trent Baalke had this to say regarding Akers…The 49ers would like to thank David for his service, dedication and leadership over the past two years. He is a true professional who represented...
In a move that was a long time coming, the 49ers released struggling kicker David Akers on Wednesday.
After setting an NFL record for most field goals made (44) and most points by a kicker (166) in 2011, Akers’ career took a nosedive in his second year in San Francisco. The 14-year pro connected on just 69.0 percent of his field goals in 2012, ranking him 30th among NFL kickers...
Previously just a report, it’s now official. The 49ers have cut ties with kicker David Akers.
Here’s GM Trent Baalke on Akers:
“The 49ers would like to thank David for his service, dedication and leadership over the past two years.”
A sentence for each good year Akers had in San Francisco.
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The 49ers released kicker David Akers today.
General Manager Trent Baalke had this to say about Akers in a press release:
“The 49ers would like to thank David for his service, dedication and leadership over the past two years,”
“He is a true professional who represented himself and this organization with class. We wish him, and his family, all the best.”
The release comes...
What a difference a year makes. Last year, some were clamoring for David Akers to get MVP consideration.Akers signed a three-year, $9 million contract with the 49ers, and was the lone bright spot in Jim Harbaugh’s debut as a professional head coach when he kicked a 59 yard field goal against the Saints in the 49ers’ first preseason game. In 2011, it seemed like he was almost...
On top of the NFL one season, out the door the next. The 49ers released six-time Pro Bowl kicker David Akers on Wednesday, ending a two-year run of record-breaking highs and frustrating lows for the veteran and the team with which he shattered league records.
The San Francisco 49ers have cut former Philadelphia Eagle, David Akers. Cutting Akers, saves the 49ers $3 million in salary-cap space. “The 49ers would like to thank David for his service, dedication and leadership over the past two years,” 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in the statement. “He is a true professional who represented
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