In one move among an expected many intended to restructure a floundering Pittsburgh Steelers teams, the Steelers on Tuesday released punter Zoltan Mesko, and signed two-time Pro Bowl punter Mat McBriar.
Mesko was signed September 2, and punted 34 times in seven games for the 2-5 Steelers. He ranked last in the AFC, and 31st in all of the NFL with a 36.7-yard per punt net average. He punted 34 times, with only three being downed inside the 20-yard line.
McBriar, a former Australian rules football player, he was signed by the Denver Broncos in 2003, traded to the Seattle Seahawks, released the same fall, and signed on by the Dallas Cowboys. He was chosen for the NFC Pro Bowl team in 2006 and 2010.
McBriar has a career average of 45.4 yards per punt with a net average of 38.0.