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Chargers sign McBriar to replace injured Scifres

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The San Diego Chargers have signed Australian-born punter Mat McBriar to replace the injured Mike Scifres. Scifres broke his left collarbone Sunday night in a 23-14 loss to New England when Brandon Bolden crashed into him after blocking a punt in the second quarter. The 35-year-old McBriar previously spent time with Denver, Seattle, Dallas, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers sign McBriar to replace injured Scifres

SAN DIEGO (AP) The San Diego Chargers have signed Australian-born punter Mat McBriar to replace the injured Mike Scifres. Scifres broke his left collarbone Sunday night in a 23-14 loss to New England when Brandon Bolden crashed into him after blocking a punt in the second quarter. The 35-year-old McBriar previously spent time with Denver, Seattle, Dallas, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers Sign P Mat McBriar

Michael Gehlken of Union-Tribune San Diego reports that the Chargers are signing veteran P Mat McBriar following a tryout on Tuesday. According to Gehlken, free agents punters Brian Moorman, Robert Malone and Zoltan Mesko also worked out the team. This comes after P Mike Scifres took a hard hit from Patriots RB Brandon Bolden that left him corkscrewing in the air and ultimately...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chargers Sign P Mat McBriar

Michael Gehlken of Union-Tribune San Diego reports that the Chargers are signing veteran P Mat McBriar following a tryout on Tuesday. According to Gehlken, free agents punters Brian Moorman, Robert Malone and Zoltan Mesko also worked out the team. This comes after P Mike Scifres took a hard hit from Patriots RB Brandon Bolden that left him corkscrewing in the air and ultimately...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Improvement in the Steelers’ Kicking Game Can Benefit the Younger Defense

The most  forgotten part of the game of football is the kicking game and while NFL coaches will tell you that they stress its’ importance, kicking or special teams’ miscues are often the difference between a win and a loss. As the Steelers look to make their 3-4 defense younger and faster, they’ll still need to take advantage of every possible thing they can. Improvements...
Via Steel City Blitz
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers’ Punter Search Won’t Include Pat McAfee

The Pittsburgh Steelers certainly figure to be in the market for a new punter this offseason, given that all three punters that spent even a second on the roster last year are either not on the team or will be a free agent on Tuesday. But that search will not include Pat McAfee, who re-signed with the Indianapolis Colts on a five-year contract worth close to $3 million per season...
Via Steelers Depot
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers 2013 Player Evaluations By Position – Specialists

By Alex Kozora A Pittsburgh Steelers player by player recap, grouped by position, reviewing the 2013 season. Getting closer to the end. Due up, the specialists. Shaun Suisham: Kicker is a position fans tend to toss barbs at but it’s difficult to fault Suisham. Aside from a tough game against Oakland, and to put all the blame on him for the loss is asinine, he didn’t miss a kick...
Via Steelers Depot
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Early Offseason Positional Draft Needs – Specialists

By Matthew Marczi Ask any Pittsburgh Steelers fan now and he’ll tell you that the offseason began way too early for their team, which even according to team president Art Rooney II should have been in the playoffs. If you asked that same fan at the Bye Week for their mock draft, however, they might have already had written up as the Steelers faced a seemingly unthinkable winless...
Via Steelers Depot
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers 2014 Free Agents Analysis – P Mat McBriar – Unrestricted

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...
Via Steelers Depot
January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Special Teams Signings Could Suggest Steelers Have Diagnosed A Problem

By Matthew Marczi The Pittsburgh Steelers may have taken a step in the right direction yesterday when they signed Bryce Davis—a long snapper—and Brad Wing—a punter. That step: diagnosing a problem. Selecting these two special teams players as their first signings from outside the organization could suggest that the Steelers see a need to improve these positions in 2014. Whether...
Via Steelers Depot
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Steelers Versus Packers Winners And Losers – Week 16

On Sunday, the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Green Bay Packers 38-31 and below is my list of winners and losers from the game. Feel free to add your own in the comments below. Winners: Le'Veon Bell - Bell registered the first 100-yard game of his career and snapped the Steelers streak of 22 games without having a player reach the century mark. While Bell did fumble for the first time...
Via Steelers Depot
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Steelers Suffer Total Team Loss As Playoff Hopes Diminish

You’re blaming the defense right? And you over there, you’re blaming the offense right? Not to be outdone is the guy over there who claims the special teams cost the Pittsburgh Steelers today. Hey, you know what? You’re all right. End of discussion so let’s move on to why. For the second straight week the Steelers’ destiny in 2013 mingled once again with a sideline. A week...
Via Steel City Blitz
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss
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