Tag:Joe Nedney
Posted on: April 14, 2011 10:44 pm

Another NFLer on way to the AFL

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

You might remember when I told you about Fabrizio Scaccia and his famed 68-yard field goal that was caught on film during a semipro game(see below). But if you don’t recall, yeah, I can’t really blame you (the only reason I remember him is because of his fabulous name).

Anyway, Scaccia – who was signed last year to the 49ers practice squad – made some news today, re-signing with the Arena Football League’s Arizona Rattlers.

Scaccia is the fourth NFLer to sign with the AFL joining Browns WR Rod Windsor (a teammate of Scaccia’s last year with the Rattlers), Cowboys WR Troy Bergeron and Cardinals OL Cliff Louis as the lockout continues, and for now, he feels pretty good about it.

"Windsor did it first," Scaccia said, via CSNBayarea.com. "I did a little more investigating. I talked to my family and I see nothing but positives in joining the league."

When the lockout ends, Scaccia presumably will battle Joe Nedney for the starting kicking spot.

But for now, at least he’s got a job.

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Posted on: December 2, 2010 7:16 pm

Jeff Reed signs with the 49ers

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Now that former Steelers K Jeff Reed has taken some time off to collect himself, he’ll try to rejuvenate his career across the country in San Francisco.

Reed Reed signed with the 49ers today, CSNbayarea.com confirmed, a few days after San Francisco cut K Shane Andrus – who made 2 of 4 field goal attempts in two games with the team.

The signing of Reed - who made 15 of 22 field goals this year but missed three of his last seven in Pittsburgh- means regular 49ers K Joe Nedney, who’s been out the past two games with a sprained knee, isn’t ready to return to action. It also means Reed’s tenure in San Francisco might be rather short.

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Posted on: November 27, 2010 10:40 pm

Week 12 injury news and analysis, part IV

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Rams at Broncos

Denver LB D.J. Williams, who’s not had such a great past few weeks, is questionable to play with a concussion. Following his arrest on a DUI charge two weeks ago, he was knocked out of Monday’s game after a blow to the head. But he returned to practice two days later, so it looks like he’ll probably play. LB Robert Ayers is probable to play.

Three of the four St. Louis players on the injury list are probable. That leaves only WR Danario Alexander as questionable. Apparently, he had a great practice Wednesday, and it looks like he’s ready to make his first game appearance since Oct. 24.

Chargers at Colts

The biggest star for San Diego, TE Antonio Gates, is questionable with plantar fasciitis, but it seems highly unlikely he’ll play, because he’s still in a significant amount of pain. WR Malcom Floyd is questionable with a hamstring problem, but Chargers QB Philip Rivers will be happy to welcome back WR Vincent Jackson to the team. Also, WR Legedu Naanee, who hasn’t played since Oct. 3, is probable.

The Colts list seven players as questionable. Since TE Brody Eldridge, LB Gary Brackett and LB Clint Session didn’t practice all week, we’ll just assume those three won’t play.

49ers at Cardinals

K Joe Nedney is doubtful with a knee injury, and he’ll likely miss his second-straight game. San Francisco signed Shane Andrus to replace him Nov. 17, but since the 49ers were shut out last week, he wasn’t needed. It’s likely that won’t happen two games in a row.

For Arizona, DE Calais Campbell is questionable with a bad ankle, and he’ll be a gametime decision for Monday Night Football. Though LB Clark Haggans hasn’t played since Week 7 and is questionable, it sounds like he’ll be ready to play. As will RB LaRod Stephens-Howling, who also is questionable and very well could play.

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Posted on: August 19, 2010 4:11 pm

Joe Nedney's bizarre decades-long injury

J. Nedney (US Presswire)Posted by Andy Benoit

How many people suffer groin pain for 20 years? How many of those people still lead a successful career as an NFL kicker? David White of the San Francisco Chronicle has an interesting feature on 49ers kicker Joe Nedney. Nedney missed the first two-plus weeks of camp with a sore groin. White says the 15-year veteran is “decade to decade”.

Fact is, Nedney has dealt with the same groin problem since he first started kicking as a San Jose teenager 20 years ago. The torn muscle never healed right, which is why Nedney still has problems with it at age 37 - thus his lack of practice until Wednesday.

"When I was 17, I tore it learning how to kick the football," Nedney said after kicking live for the first time in training camp. "And, like a dumb kid, just kicked right through it, right through it, and it never healed.

"My body ended up calcifying the wound so now I've got a bone basically right in the middle of the muscle and I can't take it out."

Problem is, his groin issue still flares up, as it did at the start of camp this summer. Nedney has just learned how to take it easy when possible.

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