49ers sign Billy Cundiff with David Akers struggling

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David Akers has had his most disappointing season of his career, so the 49ers have decided to bring a new kicker to town. (Photo: AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

David Akers is having his most disappointing season of his career, so the 49ers have decided to bring a new kicker to town to push Akers. (Photo: AP/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

After a workout with the team on Tuesday, the San Francisco 49ers signed kicker Billy Cundiff. It’s 11th NFL team that Cundiff has been with since he started with the Dallas Cowboys in 2002.

The 49ers tried out Justin Medlock as well, but chose to sign Cundiff to compete with David Akers, who has been struggling all season long. In fact, Akers has made just 69 percent (29-of-42) of his field goals in 2012 — his lowest percentage of makes since he went 3-for-6 on field goals in 1999 with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Cundiff’s role with the team is not fully understood at this point, and the 49ers will have an entire week to determine his role since they have a first-round bye in the playoffs. It is expected, however, that Cundiff will push Akers for his placekicking job. Cundiff was with the Washington Redskins earlier in the season, but was cut after making just 7 of his 12 field goals in his five games with the team.

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