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49ers Head to Frozen Tundra with New Kicker



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    NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 31: Kicker Jeff Reed #3 tends to his foot during the game against the New Orleans Saints at Louisiana Superdome on October 31, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 20-10 over the Steelers. (Photo by Karl Walter/Getty Images)

    When the San Francisco 49ers hit the frozen tundra of Green Bay's Lambeau Field this weekend, they will do so with yet another short-term emergency replacement guy filling in at placekicker.

    With Joe Nedney still nursing a sprained knee and Shane Andrus missing two field goals in Monday night's win over the Cardinals, ProFootballTalk.com reports the 49ers have brought in former Steelers kicker Jeff Reed.

    Reed is the second-leading scorer in Pittsburgh Steelers history, and was Pittsburgh's Old Reliable until a 15-for-22 start to the 2010 season. He had been a Steeler for eight seasons, and becomes the only guy on the current 49ers roster with a Super Bowl ring.

    The Packers are 9½-point favorites at home in Sunday's 10 a.m. PST contest.

    Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who encourages fathers out there to keep their daughters away from new 49ers kicker Jeff Reed's cell phone.