Originally written on Minus Twenty-Two  |  Last updated 11/17/14

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Billy Cundiff #7 of the Baltimore Ravens attempts a kick from the hold of Sam Koch #4 against the New England Patriots during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
The Billy Cundiff era (if you can call it an era) is over after 17 days. The 49ers on Friday waived Cundiff, who they brought in on Jan. 1 to compete with erratic incumbent David Akers for the team’s kicker position moving forward. Akers won the job for last week’s divisional round game against the Packers (going 1-for-1 on field goals—a 36-yarder), but Jim Harbaugh kept Cundiff on the 53-man roster. With Cundiff’s departure, Akers has likely won the job for good, unless he melts down against the Falcons and the 49ers still make the Super Bowl.
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