NFL Free Agents 2011: 49ers Sign David Akers, Cut Joe Nedney

The San Francisco 49ers have signed kicker David Akers to a three year deal. Joe Nedney, their capable yet often injured kicker of the past six seasons, has been cut. 

The signing was just announced on Twitter from Jonathan Tamari:

 K David Akers has signed with the 49ers #Eagles

Akers is as consistent as they come in terms of kickers. Since joining the Eagles in 1999 he has converted 81.9% (294-for-359) of the kicks in his career, and has made 34 kicks of 40-49 yards since the 2008 season. He has 11 kicks of 50 yards or more in the same time span. Needless to say, he's as steady as they come and one of the veteran kickers in the game.

There has been no word on where the recently cut Nedney will land.

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