- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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The Steelers have cut longtime kicker Jeff Reed and signed Shaun Suisham as his replacement, according to Pittsburgh reports here and here. Reed has kicked for the Steelers since 2002 but was having his worst season with the team, missing seven field goals in nine games.
Reed was given the franchise tag this offseason and was in negotiations for working out a long-term deal. But things never materialized and Reed's poor season sealed his fate with the Steelers. Reed is now an unrestricted free agent.
Kicking in Pittsburgh is no easy task, but that's now Suisham's job. He has kicked for four teams, making 79.1 percent of his field goals in his five-year career.