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January 18, 2013
Ain't that a kick: 49ers waive Cundiff

The 49ers' kicking battle is officially over.

The team this afternoon announced it had waived Billy Cundiff, who was brought in 17 days ago to compete against struggling David Akers. Akers won the right to kick against the Packers and apparently has had the better week of practice leading into Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Akers made his only field-goal attempt -- from 36 yards -- against Green Bay, but he didn't have any long or pressure-filled attempts. Akers (69 percent) has been wobbly from beyond 40 yards this year.

Cundiff's release means the 49ers have only 52 players on the roster. Under Jim Harbaugh, the team has preferred to promote a player from the practice squad rather than sign a free agent from outside.

-- Matt Barrows



MATTHEW 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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