49ers pick Shane Andrus to fill in for Joe Nedney

The San Francisco 49ers have their replacement this week for kicker Joe Nedney.

The team announced that Shane Andrus has been signed and he will practice with the team today.

Nedney has been ruled out for Sunday’s game at Candlestick Park against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has a strain and bone bruise in his right knee, his plant leg for kicks. Nedney kicked a game-winning field goal in overtime to lift the 49ers over the St. Louis Rams last week.

Andrus spent time with the 49ers are the end of last season. Nedney is just one of a growing list of kickers who have been injured this season.

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