Now that the Super Bowl is over, we have some time to begin focusing on the 49ers salary cap situation heading into the new league year. The 49ers are currently sitting approximately $2.1 million under the salary cap. While they can get some things done with that money, they will be looking to find more space where they can. They can renegotiate contracts, but expect them to consider releasing players as well.

Starting today, we're going to take a look at some of these potential cut candidates. We'll do a post on each player, looking at their recent performance and what a release would mean from a cap and roster perspective. Today we will start with struggling kicker David Akers.

As we all know, Akers had a pretty down year, completing 29 of 42 field goals, after a year where he made a NFL record 44 out of 52. He was 4 of 5 in the postseason, although a running into the kicker penalty negated a second miss. While his postseason wasn't awful, odds seem pretty good the team will look in another direction at the kicker position.