Posted January 04, 2013 on
Billy Cundiff, sporting a crisp new white No. 6 jersey, had an impressive first day of practice with the 49ers while kicking alongside struggling veteran David Akers as coach Jim Harbaugh closely watched. Cundiff signed a one-year contract with the NFC West champion Niners to compete with Akers as Harbaugh and his staff determine who will handle the kicking duties for the Niners in the playoffs.
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Matt Maiocco of Comcast Sports Net reports that during 49ers practice today, PK David Akers made 16 of 21 field goals during warm-ups while fellow PK Billy Cundiff made 7 of 8.
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Tito…hand me a tissue.
San Francisco 49ers placekicker David Akers says he received death threats on Twitter and has closed the account.
Akers says the threats came last week. Once he saw them, he reported it to team and NFL security personnel.
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San Francisco 49ers receiver Michael Crabtree and running back Frank Gore threw the ball into the stands after scoring touchdowns on Sunday, but giving fans a souvenir was an expensive move. The NFL has fined Crabtree and Gore $10,500 each for throwing the ball into the stands. Players are allowed to hand the ball to a fan in the first or second row if they can do so without...
What could have been doesn’t matter at this moment for the San Francisco 49ers, who will stay in this weekend and study their potential opponents for their home game on January 12. Behold 49ers fans, there is good news.Defensive lineman Justin Smith was in uniform today for the first time since injuring his triceps on December 16.According to blogger Matt Barrows of the Sacramento...
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
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.
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.