PITTSBURGH, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday placed kicker Todd Peterson on injured reserve with a cracked rib and have yet to sign a replacement.
Peterson suffered the injury making a tackle in the first half of Pittsburgh's 31-23 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
The cracked rib affected Peterson, who missed field goal attempts of 31 and 37 yards later in the half. He has converted just 12-of-21 field goals this season.
The 32-year-old Peterson signed as a free agent with the Steelers last March after converting 27-of-35 field goal attempts for Kansas City in 2001.
The Steelers on Tuesday also signed veteran linebacker Mike Jones, who played for Pittsburgh in 2001 and was waived by the Oakland Raiders last month.
Jones was signed to help offset the loss of linebacker James Farrior, who will miss this Sunday's game against Cincinnati due to a sprained knee ligament.