49ers add kicker Shane Andrus in fill-in role

The San Francisco 49ers have brought back kicker Shane Andrus to

fill in again.

The 49ers signed Andrus to a one-year deal Wednesday to replace

injured starter Joe Nedney at least for this Sunday’s game against

Tampa Bay. Andrus, one of three kickers to try out Wednesday, was

with the Niners in training camp this year before being cut. He

played in one game for San Francisco in 2009, when he also spent

time with the Buccaneers and Indianapolis.

Nedney underwent an MRI exam earlier in the week that revealed a

right knee strain and a bone bruise. Coach Mike Singletary said he

wouldn’t play Sunday.