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49ers sign kicker Cundiff to compete with Akers

Updated: January 1, 2013, 7:37 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO -- The San Francisco 49ers signed kicker Billy Cundiff on Tuesday to compete with struggling veteran David Akers.

"He's thrilled with the opportunity to be in a position to help the team in any way he can this postseason," said Cundiff's agent, Paul Sheehy. "It's a great opportunity, with a great organization."

The team announced the move a day after coach Jim Harbaugh said that the NFC West champion Niners (11-4-1) -- off this week as the NFC's No. 2 seed -- planned ...

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