Steelers kicker Reed could sit vs. Bills because of sprained ankle

PITTSBURGH -- Steelers kicker Jeff Reed has a slightly sprained ankle and might not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Buffalo Bills.

Jeff Reed, K
Pittsburgh Steelers
2008 Statistics
FGM: 27

FGA: 31

Pct: 87.1

Long: 53

Reed stepped in a hole late during training camp at Saint Vincent College but was able to kick last Saturday against the Washington Redskins. Reed hit on a 34-yard field-goal attempt but missed a 48-yarder.

If Reed isn't ready -- he's listed as questionable -- rookie Piotr Czech will kick. Czech made a 41-yard attempt against the Redskins.

Quarterback Dennis Dixon (shoulder), tight end Sean McHugh (knee) and right guard Darnell Stapleton (knee) won't play for the Steelers. McHugh had an arthroscopic surgery Wednesday and will be out about a month.

Questionable are wide receiver Santonio Holmes (back) and running backs Willie Parker (hamstring) and Frank Summers (groin).

Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press

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