Kicker David Akers agreed to a three-year contract with the 49ers Thursday, according to a league source. He can’t officially sign until Friday.
Akers holds Eagles records for points, field goals, PATs and games played as an Eagle. Since taking over as the team’s kicker in 1999 he made five Pro Bowls, including last season, but it was obvious the team was moving on when they drafted Alex Henery in April.
The Eagles had placed the transition tag on Akers, but under the NFL's new labor deal could not use both that designation and the franchise tag. With Michael Vick franchised and Henery signed, Akers was free to go.
Punter Sav Rocca agreed to a deal with the Redskins, according to reports out of Washington. The Eagles have brought in Chas Henry, the 2010 Ray Guy Award winner as the top punter in college football. Henry, who was undrafted, punted for four years at Florida.