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Akers in, Nedney out in San Francisco

Wild Card Playoffs - Green Bay Packers v Philadelphia Eagles

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 09: David Akers #2 of the Philadelphia Eagles reacts during the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers during the 2011 NFC wild card playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 9, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

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The San Francisco 49ers are making a change at kicker.

Free agent kicker David Akers, formerly of the Philadelphia Eagles, has signed with the 49ers, reports Jeff McLane, the Eagles beat reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer.

And Joe Nedney, who has played for the 49ers the last six seasons, is on the way out, according to Matt Maiocco of Nedney was scheduled to make $1.87 million this season. There’s no word on the details of Akers’ contract.

Akers should be an upgrade for the 49ers: Although he missed two field goals in the Eagles’ playoff loss to the Packers, he had a typically excellent regular season in 2010.