49ers give David Akers the boot after disappointing season 

click to enlarge David Akers parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers after playing with them for 14 seasons. - GETTY IMAGES FILE PHOTO
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  • David Akers parted ways with the San Francisco 49ers after playing with them for 14 seasons.

The 49ers parted ways with six-time Pro Bowl kicker David Akers on Wednesday as they released the 14-year veteran.

“He is a true professional who represented himself and this organization with class. We wish him, and his family, all the best,” 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a ?statement.

In two seasons with the 49ers, Akers compiled 297 points — the most in the NFL during that span. He made 73 of 94 field-goal attempts and all 78 PATs.

Akers’ release comes as no surprise. He struggled in 2012, connecting on only 29 of 42 field goal attempts. The 49ers brought in Billy Cundiff toward the end of the year when Akers was dealing with a pelvic injury. Akers also had a $3 million salary.

Niners, Falcons not interested in Revis: The 49ers and Atlanta Falcons have downplayed any interest in acquiring New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis.

The NFL Network reported that the 49ers have denied discussing Revis’ availability with the Jets.

ESPN reported a source saying the 49ers’ interest in Revis was “.001 on a scale of 1-10.”

Several media outlets also minimized the Falcons’ potential interest in a deal for Revis.

“Our biggest goal is to sign our own guys,” Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff told ESPN.

Revis said this week that he was hurt by reports of the Jets actively shopping him, saying this week while rehabbing the knee in Arizona that he would welcome the chance to play for a championship team such as San Francisco.

Former Niner to be honored: Former Niners linebacker Rickey Jackson will be recognized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Wednesday, as part of “Hometown Hall of Famers,” a national program honoring the hometown roots of the sport’s greatest coaches, players and contributors with special ceremonies and plaque dedication events in local communities.

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