Steelers K Jeff Reed Not Happy With Contract

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Jeff Reed isn't happy with his contract situation, and is accusing the club of lying to him, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

"I'm not going to point anyone out or any statement out, but, yeah, I was told one thing and another thing happened," Reed said on Saturday. "I understand business moves, but I'm not a big fan of lying."

The Steelers placed the franchise tag on Reed this off-season, which Reed signed on April 13, guaranteeing himself a $2.814 million dollar base salary in 2010.

Reed, 31, is 189-for-227 (83.3%) on field goal attempts during his eight seasons with the Steelers, with a career long of 53 yards. In 2009, Reed connected on 27-of-31 on field goals, with a long of 46 yards.

Reed is also 16-of-18 on field goal attempts in the post-season during his career, with both of his playoff misses came in 2002, Reed's rookie season. The former North Carolina standout ranks second on the Steelers' all-time scoring list with 855 points, and his 189 field goals are the second-most in team history, behind only Gary Anderson.

"I'm really disappointed...extremely...little bit bitter," Reed said. "That's probably not a good choice of words. I'm not here to burn bridges. I got to play football. I'm not happy, but I'm happy to be with all these guys and be a part of the organization.

"It's one of those things, life is not really fair. I've experienced that a few times in this league. I honestly feel that if you perform, no matter if you kick at Heinz field or a dome, as a kicker, you deserve to get compensated for it."

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