Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Pittsburgh Steelers placed punter
Zoltan Mesko on waivers Tuesday while signing veteran Mat McBriar to take his
Mesko was ranked last in the AFC with a 42.5 average per kick and was coming
off a shaky performance in the Steelers' 21-18 loss at Oakland this past
Sunday. The fourth-year pro had one of his seven punts travel just 30 yards,
while another was partially blocked and helped set up a Raiders' touchdown.
The Steelers had claimed Mesko off waivers from New England just prior to the
start of the season.
McBriar, a two-time Pro Bowl selection during his tenure with Dallas from
2003-11, had been released by Philadelphia back in March. The former
Australian-rules football player averaged 46.5 yards per punt in 13 games with
the Eagles last season.
Over 10 NFL seasons, McBriar has averaged 45.4 yards per punt with a net of
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