Friday, July 29, 2011

49ers land Akers

The San Francisco 49ers have come to terms on a reported three-year contract with five-time Pro Bowl kicker David Akers.

Akers had spent the previous 12 seasons as the best kicker in Eagles history.

Although the deal cannot become official until Friday at 6 p.m. (et) when the free agent signing period commences, Akers made it known which team he was joining on Twitter.

"I'm really excited to be a 49er!!!," Akers wrote.

The 36-year-old Akers has spent all but one contest of his 189-game career kicking for Philadelphia, but the Eagles drafted Alex Henery out of Nebraska in the fourth round this year.

Akers has been nearly automatic inside 30 yards in his career, missing just one of 101 such kicks. He's 294-of-359 for his career.

Akers holds several Eagles franchise records, including most field goals and extra points. He also owns the NFL record for consecutive postseason field- goal conversions with 19.

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