The 49ers cut kicker Billy Cundiff on Friday less than three weeks after signing him. (Larry French/Getty Images)
Less than three weeks after signing kicker Billy Cundiff to compete with struggling starter David Akers, the San Francisco 49ers cut the eight-year veteran on Friday, reports CBSSports.com.
The 49ers signed Cundiff on Jan. 2 because Akers had started to struggle towards the end of the season. Akers ended up hitting 29 of his 42 field goal attempts this season, including successfully making six of his final 10 to end the regular season. That had head coach Jim Harbaugh bring in Cundiff to compete with Akers.
Cundiff did not play in the team's 45-31 playoff win over the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Playoff last weekend. Akers made one field goal from 36-yards and all six of his extra points. The team has not filled the vacancy on their 53-man roster yet.