On Tuesday, the 49ers tried out two well-known kickers in the NFL -- Billy Cundiff and Nate Kaeding.
49ers tried out kickers Billy Cundiff and Nate KaedingCundiff is best known for playing with the Ravens, and Kaeding was a young and reliable kicker with the Chargers at one point. Cundiff has already been released this season, after getting off to a slow start with the Redskins, and Kaeding is a notoriously bad kicker in the playoffs.
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Kaeding, who would be the more reliable option, was released by the Chargers in late-October in an attempt to escape the $2 million salary owed to him.
The try outs are either a wake-up call to Akers, or a serious gamble on two kickers with well-known flaws.