SAN FRANCISCO -- So much for the 49ers' clandestine kicking derby at Candlestick Park.

A Facebook page titled "Candlestick Park Stadium Tours" features 12 pictures of only one kicker working out there Monday -- and that man is Billy Cundiff, who's attempting to unseated embattled incumbent David Akers.

The photos, taken from afar and at different angles in the stadium, show Cundiff kicking under the supervision of special teams coordinator Brad Seely and assistant Tracy Smith. Brian Jennings appears to be the long snapper and Andy Lee the holder.

It's unknown if Akers also showed up for the session, though he's familiarized himself with Candlestick's surroundings as the 49ers kicker since last season. Cundiff had never kicked there.

Billy Cundiff attempts field goals during an NFL football practice in Santa Clara, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Billy Cundiff attempts field goals during an NFL football practice in Santa Clara, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) ( Marcio Jose Sanchez )

Asked earlier Monday if he planed to dispatch "either or both" kickers to Candlestick this week, coach Jim Harbaugh replied, "Yes." He did not elaborate, thus he didn't indicate that Cundiff's would be the lone leg in action there Monday.

Cundiff was signed a week ago to compete with Akers, who made 69 percent of his field-goal attempts in the regular season.

Harbaugh indicated that there is a "leader in the clubhouse" but would not say who it is. General manager Trent Baalke, on his weekly radio show, also declined to add more insight and indicated that Harbaugh would decide which kicker wins the job, with no deadline set for that call.

"I think there's a good chance that they'll both be on the roster come Saturday," Harbaugh added.


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According to one commentator on the Facebook page, Cundiff "performed really well. Very consistent, had great form, and got good depth. He rarely missed."