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49ers Sign K Jeff Reed

Posted by Taylor Price on December 3, 2010 – 2:52 PM

According to 49ers Vice President of Player Personnel Trent Baalke, kicker Joe Nedney will have his injured knee reevaluated this Monday. In the mean time, the 49ers announced the signing of veteran kicker Jeff Reed to a one-year contract.

The 5-foot-11, 225-pound nine-year pro played 127 regular season games for the Pittsburgh Steelers, scoring 919 career points by connecting on 204-of-249 field goals (81.9-percent) and 307-of-310 PATS (99-percent).

Reed arrived in the Bay Area early Friday morning and spoke with media in the afternoon.

“It’s great to have a change,” said the kicker who will wear No. 3 for the 49ers this Sunday in Green Bay. “It’s good to see new faces and a team that’s hungry. I’m glad to be a part of it.”

Reed said he plans on working with long snapper Brian Jennings and holder Andy Lee Saturday morning prior to departing for Wisconsin.

“These guys are great though. I’ve been around the league for nine year now, I know when you have a great snapper and a great holder, how much easier it makes your job.”

Prior to being released by the Steelers this season, Reed connected on 15-of-22 field goal attempt and 19-of-19 PATs. Additionally, he tied his career-long, connecting on a 53-yard field goal at Cincinnati on Nov. 8.

Reed brings a lot of experience to the 49ers special teams units, two  Super Bowl Championships to be exact. He has made 16-of-18 field goals (88.9-percent) in 12 postseason games. Since 2002, Reed is tied for fifth in the NFL with 204 field goals made, ranks fifth in field goals attempted (249) and ranks fifth in points scored (919).

Whether or not the gig becomes season-long is out of Reed’s control. His focus is on the upcoming game.

“All I can really focus on is Sunday. It’s time to get back into playing gear. It’s only been two weeks, but it seems like an eternity when you’re at home watching football games and you’ve been a part of it for so long.”


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6 Responses to “49ers Sign K Jeff Reed”

  1. By JR Baca from New Mexico on Dec 4, 2010 | Reply

    welcome to the best team in the NFL Jeff, Go 49ers

  2. By BigD on Dec 4, 2010 | Reply

    Glad you brought in a proven veteran to do the kicking, was hoping you’d get Jeff Reed the first time around.

  3. By Hermie on Dec 4, 2010 | Reply

    I wondered why they didn’t sign him beforfe last weeks game. He has actually been available since Nedney went out…he at least has kicked in some big games. We can’t afford any misses this week and expect to win!! Go call…,maybe thinigs will start turning around. Optimiistic 40+ yr niner fan!!

  4. By charlie on Dec 5, 2010 | Reply

    Yes we need a good veteran kicker like Jeff. We also need some dicipline, penalties and lack of creativity have really hurt. I love Frank Gore,but we have so many players that we need to use, What a disapointing year for the niners and their following. Need to pay for a coach and a Quarterback and we would dominate the NFC West. Getting tired of saying looks good next year. Get em Jed.

  5. By charlie on Dec 6, 2010 | Reply

    Think the next coach will get a Quarterback or we gonna give Alex another shot at it?

  6. By sixburg on Dec 6, 2010 | Reply

    so you guys ended up with the bum…watch your gas stations..he will be smashing up your paper towel dispensers….good riddance reed..you psycho

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