Originally posted on Steelers Depot  |  Last updated 1/17/14
By Matthew Marczi Player: Mat McBriar Position: Punter Experience: 10 Years Free Agent Status: Unrestricted 2013 Salary Cap Hit: $293,824 2013 Season Breakdown: The Pittsburgh Steelers wanted to upgrade their punting position over second-year undrafted free agent Drew Butler, so when Butler beat out veteran Brian Moorman during the preseason, they looked for a replacement on the waiver wire, finding a potential hit in Zoltan Mesko, former punter for the New England Patriots. That didn’t end up working out all that well, to the point that Mike Tomlin resorted to describing a few of his efforts as “Junior Varsity”. Mesko only lasted seven games in Pittsburgh before the Steelers finally conceded to their mistake. Instead of bringing Butler back, however, the Steelers instead turned to another veteran, this time Mat McBriar, a former Pro Bowl punter with the Dallas Cowboys who spent last season with the Philadelphia Eagles. 2013 was far from a Pro Bowl-caliber season for McBriar. As I’v...
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