Steelers sign kicker Hartley to replace injured Suisham

Aug 12, 2015 1:36 AM by Ross Field

LATROBE, Pa. (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers replaced the most accurate kicker in team history with a former Super Bowl champion.

The Steelers signed Garrett Hartley on Tuesday after Shaun Suisham injured his left knee in a preseason loss to Minnesota on Sunday night.

Suisham, entering his 11th season and sixth with the Steelers, connected on a 36-yard field goal during the second quarter in the Hall of Fame game. But he injured his knee while attempting to make a tackle on the opening kickoff of the second half.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said Suisham will undergo knee surgery Wednesday.

"I'll update his status after the procedure," Tomlin said. "I think that's appropriate."

Hartley, a career 81.7 percent kicker, spent six seasons with New Orleans, and played in two games last year in Cleveland, making all three tries for the Browns.

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