Audie Cole, Marlon Brown
Vikings linebacker Audie Cole, left, leaps, but he can't reach the game-winning touchdown pass to Ravens wide receiver Marlon Brown in the fourth quarter. (Karl Merton Ferron, Baltimore Sun /December 8, 2013)
SANTA CLARA, Calif.—
There isn't any word yet on whether the 49ers intend to stick with kicker David Akers for the Super Bowl. However, it's clear that they can't turn to Billy Cundiff again if they opt for a change.
League rules stipulate that players cut during the postseason are ineligible to sign with another team until after the Super Bowl.
The 49ers waived Cundiff on Friday, the day they departed for Atlanta, where they played the Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game two days later.
Cundiff signed with the 49ers on Jan. 1 and spent the next week or so competing against Akers for the kicking job. Coach Jim Harbaugh named Akers his kicker for the 49ers playoff game against the Green Bay Packers two days before the game.
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