SANTA CLARA -- Coach Jim Harbaugh isn't ready to name a kicker for the 49ers first playoff game but admitted there "is a leader in the clubhouse."

Regular kicker David Akers and recent free-agent signee Billy Cundiff competed for the job last Thursday and Friday without a "resolution."

The kicking derby was resuming Monday at Candlestick Park, site of Saturday's 5 p.m. kickoff of the divisional playoff game with the Green Bay Packers.

"We'll see how it goes today and tomorrow," Harbaugh said.

Harbaugh added that it's "conceivable" that Akers and Cundiff will be on the roster Saturday and both might even be among the 46 players activated for the game.

San Francisco 49ers David Akers reacts to missing a field goal against the Arizona Cardinals in the second quarter at Candlestick Park in San Francisco,
San Francisco 49ers David Akers reacts to missing a field goal against the Arizona Cardinals in the second quarter at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Staff) (Susan Tripp Pollard/Staff)

Akers has converted 29 of 42 field-goal attempts so far this season. Cundiff made 7 of 12 for the Washington Redskins before he was waived.

Punter Andy Lee is the holder on extra-point and field-goal attempts. He said he hasn't noticed a change in Akers' demeanor.

Also, Lee is doing his best to remove his emotions from the equation and just letting the situation play out.

"Just do my job," Lee said. "Hold for a righty, hold for a lefty. Do whatever I can to help both guys; that's my job, and that's just the way I got to look at it."

Staff writer Cam Inman contributed to this report.



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