David Akers after he missed from 51 yards in overtime Sunday in the 49ers' 16-13 overtime loss to the St. Louis Rams. Akers missed a 41-yarder in overtime on Nov. 11 against the Rams in a 24-24 tie.Last week, the 49ers brought in veteran free agents Nate Kaeding and Billy Cundiff for tryouts. Baalke was asked which kickers would be brought in for tryouts this week."I don't know that we're bringing in anybody this week," Baalke said. "There is no tryout. We brought a couple of guys in last week. Got a good look at a couple of guys, couple of guys we feel that if we needed to make a move, make a change, we would."David's been a clutch kicker for the great majority of his career. Unfortunately, he's missed a couple. And those things happen. But you don't hang the W's on him and you don't the losses on him. Once again, it's a team game. Win as a team and lose as a team. We're confident in David. And David has stepped up in the past and we believe he will continue to do so moving forward."
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