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Jeff Reed trying to come back to NFL

Pittsburgh Steelers v New Orleans Saints

Pittsburgh Steelers v New Orleans Saints

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Kicker Jeff Reed last saw action with an NFL team when he went to training camp with the Seahawks in 2011, but he failed to make the 53-man roster and has only kicked in public at Steelers fantasy camps since then.

Reed’s not ready to put his foot away for good, though. Reed would like to continue his professional kicking career, but is only interested in doing so at the NFL level.

“I looked into the CFL and the Arena League,” Reed said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “It’s just a lot of work for little pay, and it sounds kind of shallow, but when you’ve played for the most elite level of football and you think you can still do it, why wouldn’t you?”

Reed said he’s spoken to Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt, who was on the Steelers staff during some of Reed’s tenure in Pittsburgh, about coming in for a workout although Reed says the coach was honest about the team’s desire to go with a younger option. Reed, who made 82.2 percent of his field goal tries over a 10-year career, could also be a possibility at some point down the road if a team grows dissatisfied with their current kickers.