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December 22, 2009
Niners release Atkins; have open roster spot for a kicker

Joe Nedney's hamstring strain is not bad enough for him to be placed on injured reserve. But it's enough of a question mark that the team cleared a roster spot today by releasing defensive lineman Baraka Atkins. If Nedney's hamstring does not recover in time for Sunday's game against the Lions, look for the 49ers to bring in another kicker.

The 49ers signed Atkins, a fourth-round draft pick by the Seahawks in 2007, two weeks ago when Kentwan Balmer (shoulder) was placed on injured reserve.

-- Matt Barrows


Matt was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green.


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