When asked if the 49ers need to make a kicking change before the playoffs, head coach Jim Harbaugh said, "We'll evaluate the position."
It's the first time Harbaugh has wavered on the topic of David Akers. Throughout the season he had been adamant that the team was not looking to replace the 38-year-old. However, Akers missed from 44 and 40 yards out in Week 17 and wrapped up the regular season hitting just 29-of-42 kicks. "It's his job to make the field goals, you know," added Harbuagh. The 49ers earned a first-round bye for the playoffs, so they'll have two weeks to make a decision.