49ers officially release David Akers

The San Francisco 49ers have announced that they’ve officially released kicker David Akers.

“The 49ers would like to thank David for his service, dedication and leadership over the past two years,” said 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke. “He is a true professional who represented himself and this organization with class. We wish him, and his family, all the best.”

Akers was a very good clutch kicker for the 49ers in 2011, but really started falling off late in 2012.  I’m sure at least one NFL team will bring him in for a workout.