Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
The 49ers are in the market for a new kicker. One of the top kickers on the market is no longer available.
Jason LaCanfora has tweeted out that the Tennessee Titans agreed to terms on a two-year deal with kicker Rob Bironas. The 49ers have yet to be linked to any specific kickers, but given their release of David Akers, I thought it would be helpful to keep track of the new surrounding the many free agent kickers. I've set up a kicker story stream, so keep an eye on it for updates.
Bironas was one of the top kickers available, with Scouts Inc ranking him as the No. 2 free agent kicker. Phil Dawson is generally considered the top free agent kicker, and is coming off the best season of his career. Dawson connected on 29 of 31 field goals, with a long of 53. It is worth noting that Dawson earned $3,810,000 in 2012 and $3,250,000 in 2011. He would be a solid option, but his price tag is one reason to consider other options, be it college or free agency.