Originally posted on Steelers Depot  |  Last updated 10/30/13
By Matthew Marczi To the surprise of exactly nobody, the Pittsburgh Steelers elected yesterday to waive punter Zoltan Mesko after seven games, replacing him with veteran free agent punter Mat McBriar, hoping to punt on their recent special teams woes. The Steelers, of course, brought in Mesko after the New England Patriots released him upon the conclusion of the preseason, opting to go with the rookie Ryan Allen. On the year, Allen is averaging 46.2 yards per punt and a net of 40.4, with only 34 percent of his punts being returned. While seven went for touchbacks, nine were fair caught and ten were downed, with 16 of his 47 punts downed within the 20. Mesko, on the other hand, is averaging only 42.5 yards per punt, with a net of 36.7. Additionally, half of his 34 punts have been returned, and only three have been downed within the 20, although his first two touchbacks of the year came this past week against the Oakland Raiders. Twelve punts total were either downed or fair caught. More
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