Steelers place Sepulveda on injured reserve

Kapinos returns to the squad

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The Steelers this afternoon placed punter Daniel Sepulveda, whose career has been scarred by knee injuries, on injured reserve with yet another.

For the second time in two seasons, the team signed Jeremy Kapinos to replace him.

This is the third time the Steelers have placed Sepulveda on injured reserve, ending his season, with an injury to his right, plant leg. He has had three surgeries on his right knee to repair a torn ACL -- in the spring of his senior season at Baylor in 2006, before the 2008 season began with the Steelers and after 12 games last season.

The Steelers drafted him in the fourth round in 2007.

Kapinos, who punted for Penn State, finished out last season with the Steelers through the Super Bowl. He competed with Sepulveda this summer at training camp.

Sepulveda ranked ninth in the AFC with a 46.1-yard average and eighth with a net average of 39.1 yards.

The Steelers say his injury occurred in practice the past week.



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