The San Francisco 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 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.
For his career, the 38-year-old Akers has played in 221 games and connected on 367 of 453 field goal attempts and 521 of 527 PATs for 1,622 career points.