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Steelers cut K Reed

By Marc A. Greenberg

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have cut Kicker Jeff Reed, who began the season as one of the 10 most accurate kickers in NFL history but has been erratic all season.

Reed, the Steelers’ kicker since the middle of the 2002 season, will be replaced by former Redskins and Cowboys kicker Scott Suisham.

Reed 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.

Reed ranks 12th in NFL history with an 81.9 percent accuracy rate (204 of 249).

Things didn’t look good for Reed after Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots where Reed expressed displeasure by complaining about the condition of the field, the fans who want to “bash” him, and those in the media who question him