Steelers cut veteran kicker Jeff Reed

In a season where the Steelers have seen him miss as many field goals in 9 games as he had the last three years, the club has released veteran kicker Jeff Reed.

Reed, who began the season as one of the 10 most accurate kickers in NFL history, cemented his fate Sunday night by shanking a 26-yard field goal vs the Patriots.

He was the Steelers’ kicker since the middle of the 2002 season, but will be replaced by former Redskins and Cowboys kicker Shaun Suisham.

He was worked out by the Steelers on Tuesday at Heinz Field. He missed seven of 22 attempts this season, including all four of his attempts between the 40- and 49-yard lines. He had only eight misses combined in 62 attempts during the 2008 and 2009 seasons.

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