Veteran offensive lineman Trai Essex and punter Jeremy Kapinos were among the 21 players cut by the Steelers Friday as the team settled on a 53-man roster.
The team also placed rookie linebacker Sean Spence on the injured reserve after tearing ligaments in his left knee in Thursday night's preseason finale against Carolina.
Essex played 76 games over seven seasons with Pittsburgh...
Via AP on Fox
August 31, 2012
Drew Butler officially won the Steelers' punting job when Jeremy Kapinos was released Friday. Coming off back surgery, Kapinos has been unable to punt all summer. Also let go was offensive lineman Trai Essex, who has played in 76 career games for Pittsburgh, including 28 starts. The other 19 players released include defensive backs Damon Cromartie-Smith, Terrence Frederick...
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Only 5 days remain until the Pittsburgh Steelers report to Latrobe for training camp and we are getting close to wrapping up our looks at the training camp roster battles to keep an eye over the course of the next several weeks.
In this post we will look at the battle between the two punters on the roster and they are of course Jeremy Kapinos and Drew Butler.
Undrafted free agent punter Drew Butler likes his chances of beating out Jeremy Kapinos in training camp and he said as much in an interview last week on 680 The Fan.
Butler of course is the son of former Chicago Bears kicker Kevin Butler, who kicked for 13 seasons in the NFL. Drew, like his dad, played at the University of Georgia, where he won the Ray Guy Award in 2009.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have started tendering a few of their free agents as punter Jeremy Kapinos reports via his Twitter feed that he has received his one-year tender. He stated in the tweet that he is excited and preparing to be a Steeler for another year.
Kapinos signed back with the Steelers in early November after punter Daniel Sepulveda suffered a meniscus tear in his right...
Steelers punter Dan Sepulveda will miss the rest of the season because of a right knee injury.
Pittsburgh placed Sepulveda on injured reserve Saturday and signed Jeremy Kapinos to take his place.
It is the third time Sepulveda's season has ended early. He missed the entire 2008 season and the second half of 2010 with a similar injury. Sepulveda was averaging a career-best 46...
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November 05, 2011
Steelers punter Dan Sepulveda will miss the rest of the season because of a right knee injury. Pittsburgh placed Sepulveda on injured reserve Saturday and signed Jeremy Kapinos to take his place. It is the third time Sepulveda's season has ended early. He missed the entire 2008 season and the second half of 2010 with a similar injury.
The Steelers placed punter Daniel Sepulveda on injured reserve on Saturday and signed back Jeremy Kapinos to take his place on the 53 man roster. Sepulveda suffered an injury to the knee of his plant leg on Friday and had been added to the injury report as questionable. It is the 3rd time that Sepulveda has been placed on injured reserve since being drafted by the Steelers in the...
Jeremy Kapinos takes over following Sepulveda's latest injury to his right knee. Kapinos did the same last December after Sepulveda tore the ACL in his right knee in Baltimore.