49ers sign kicker Slye as Gould heads to injured reserve

Joey Slye

The 49ers have a new kicker with Robbie Gould injured.

The 49ers announced Tuesday that they are signing kicker Joey Slye and have placed Gould on injured reserve.

NFL Media's Tom Pelissero first reported the news.

Slye, 25, was the Houston Texans' kicker the first three weeks of the season. He went 4-for-5 on field goals and 7-for-8 on extra points.

Slye spent the previous two seasons with the Carolina Panthers. He has made 79.5 percent of his field goals and 89.9 percent of his extra points in his career. 

Gould injured his groin during warmups on Sunday before the 49ers' 28-21 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. He's expected to miss several weeks.

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Punter Mitch Wishnowsky replaced Gould and missed his only field goal attempt. He made one of his two extra points in the loss. 

The 49ers made a few other roster moves on Tuesday as well.

San Francisco travels to Arizona to face the undefeated Cardinals this upcoming Sunday.

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