The San Francisco 49ers parted ways with a six-time Pro Bowl player Wednesday, and they might not be interested in acquiring in a four-time Pro Bowl performer.
Veteran kicker David Akers was released by San Francisco on the same day reports indicated that the 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons might not pursue New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis.
San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke said of Akers, "He is a true professional who represented himself and this organization with class. We wish him, and his family, all the best."
In two seasons with the 49ers, Akers compiled 297 points -- the most in the NFL during that span. He made 73 of 94 field-goal attempts and all 78 PATs.
Akers' release comes as no surprise. He struggled in 2012, connecting on only 29 of 42 field goal attempts. The 49ers brought in Billy Cundiff toward the end of the year when Akers was dealing with a pelvic injury. Akers, 38, also had a $3 million salary.
Akers regained his job in time for the team's Super Bowl run.
As for Revis, the 49ers and Falcons downplayed any interest in acquiring the shut-down corner.
NFL Network reported that the 49ers have denied discussing Revis' availability with the Jets. However, a New York Daily News story indicated that San Francisco and Atlanta were pursuing Revis, who missed most of last season after suffering a knee injury.
Several media outlets also minimized the Falcons' potential interest in a deal for Revis.
The Daily News reported that the Jets are in a hurry to part with Revis.
"He's gone," a source told the Daily News. "This is happening. They're moving him. They can't keep him. They're rebuilding. They're starting fresh."
The Colts, Buccaneers and Chiefs are among other teams mentioned as having interest in Revis.
--The Philadelphia Eagles are expected to release veteran cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, SportsRadio WIP reported.
The Eagles denied any move was imminent, and it's possible the two sides could agree to a restructured contract before March 12, when all teams must be in compliance with the $123 million salary cap.
The Eagles signed Asomugha, 31, to a four-year, $60 million free-agent deal before the 2011 season, but the two-time All-Pro's production the past two seasons hasn't met expectations.
Asomugha's base salary would be $15 million next season should the Eagles decide to keep the former Oakland Raiders stalwart on the roster. If he's released, the Eagles would owe him $4 million, even if he plays for another team next season.
--New England wide receiver Wes Welker plans to test the free agent market next week and has no plans to re-sign with the Patriots before then.
ESPN reported that the Patriots and Welker aren't close to reaching a deal prior to March 12, the first day for unrestricted free agents to officially sign with other teams.
The Patriots chose not to place a franchise tag on Welker by the Monday deadline as they did last year. That would have entitled Welker, 31, to a 20 percent raise from the $9.5 million he made in 2012 to $11.4 million in 2013.
The steady Welker led the Patriots with 118 catches last year, becoming the first player in NFL history with five 110-catch seasons. In his six seasons with New England, Welker has averaged 112 catches per year.
--Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher underwent surgery Wednesday morning on his left ankle and has scheduled elbow surgery for later this month.
Fletcher, 37, shrugged off retirement talk after 15 NFL years and said he plans to return next season.
"Surgery is the first step towards prepping for next season," Fletcher told CBS DC.
Fletcher led the Redskins with 139 tackles last season and had five interceptions and three sacks from his middle linebacker spot.
In front office news, the Redskins named former San Diego Chargers general manager A.J. Smith as a senior executive.