Harbaugh is sticking with Akers for now

SANTA CLARA – Here is what Jim Harbaugh said about David Akers at his Monday press conference.

Q: What’s David Akers’ status? Do you expect him to be kicking on Sunday for the 49ers?

HARBAUGH: “I do. We’ll see what his health status is this week, but all implications are he’s working through something. He’s kicked well in practice, he’s kicked well in games. I thought the one he missed in this ballgame was well hit, it just didn’t go in.”

Q: How is he handling the tough season?

HARBAUGH: “As far as his mindset – he’s a professional. He’s been in every situation imaginable. He takes responsibility. Obviously, it’s his job to put it through the uprights.”

Akers has missed nine of the 30 field goals he’s attempted this season, which means he’s missed 30 percent of his kicks – tied for the worst percentage in the NFL.

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