49ers will drop Akers
The 49ers will dump kicker David Akers before the playoffs are over, maybe even before San Francisco takes the field.
Nobody wants anybody to lose their job, but there is just no such thing as a normal arrangement with two place-kickers on the roster. The 49ers signed—get this—Billy Cundiff to back up Akers after he'd gone 29 of 42 this season, including 9 of 18 from 40 yards or more. Cundiff, if you recall, missed the game-tying field goal against the Patriots in the AFC championship while with the Ravens.
After getting cut in the offseason (and was essentially blamed for the loss), Cundiff was picked up by Washington, where he went 7 of 12 before getting canned after five games. He's worked out for seven teams this season. If he doesn't stick now, with a kicker on a downward spiral to compete with, he never will.