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49ers release kicker David Akers
The 49ers have released kicker David Akers after he struggled with more missed field goals than anyone else in the NFL in 2012.
Akers unlikely to return
After a record-setting 2011 season, an inconsistent 2012 season has put David Akers ' future with the 49ers in doubt.
Smith trade will clear $8.5 million in cap room
Come March 12, San Francisco will wipe Alex Smith's $8.5 million contract from its books. Could David Akers' contract go next?
Lights out: Ravens beat 49ers 34-31 in Super Bowl
20, before Ravens running back Ray Rice's fumble gave the ball right back to the 49ers.San Francisco tacked on David Akers ' 34-yard field goal to get within 28-23 after he missed from a longer distance but the Ravens were whistled for
SUPER BOWL WATCH: 21-6 at half, TDs, SF turnovers
Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of everything surrounding the game: --- DAVID AKERS , 49ERS HERO. WHO KNEW? Raise your hand if you had David Akers scoring all of San Francisco's points in the first half. Yeah, didn't think so
LIVE: Super Bowl XLVII
Colin Kaepernick narrowly missed a touchdown, but David Akers ' field goal was good to get the 49ers on the board as they trail the Ravens 7-3. Follow with In-Game Live!
Akers seeking return to form against former coach
John Harbaugh helped David Akers develop his game. Sunday the kicker looks to return to form against the coach who helped create it.
Maiocco on the 49ers kickers, QB matchup
On Sunday, David Akers could very well have the most important play of his career. Our Insider visited the Yahoo! Sports Live crew on Thursday to discuss.
Akers , Tucker on opposite ends entering Super Bowl
David Akers has a huge red handprint across his face from the most difficult season of his 15-year career. Justin Tucker, on the other hand, is living the life of the nouveaux riches.
Akers : 'It's been a head-scratcher'
It may not matter what he did during the season, as the next kick for David Akers could be the biggest of his 14-year career.