Sept. 8, 2004 wire reports

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee kicker Joe Nedney will miss the Titans' season opener Sunday at Miami because of a hamstring injury that might put him out for the season.

The Titans listed Nedney as out on Wednesday's injury report. He was hurt Tuesday while kicking a ball as it fell off a tee during a special teams session.

Nedney was on the ground face-down before being helped by trainers. He walked off the field on his own, but had an MRI exam on Tuesday night.

The kicker played only part of the first half of the Titans' 2003 season opener before tearing the ACL in his right, non-kicking leg. That forced punter Craig Hentrich into emergency duty, and he kicked four of five field goals in a victory over Oakland in the game.

But Tennessee signed the NFL's career scoring leader Gary Anderson as Nedney's replacement for the season. Anderson was 27-of-31 on field goals, including a 46-yarder for a 20-17 victory over Baltimore in an AFC wild-card game in January.

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