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Niners sticking with David Akers

Updated: January 10, 2013, 11:34 PM ET
Associated Press

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- David Akers is keeping his job as San Francisco's starting kicker. For now, anyway.

Jim Harbaugh made the announcement after practice Thursday, two days ahead of the 49ers' NFC divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers (12-5) at Candlestick Park.

"Suffice it to say we feel confident in David giving us the best chance to win," Harbaugh said.

The 49ers (11-4-1) signed Billy Cundiff on Jan. 1 to compete with Akers, a 15-year veteran who ...

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