Steelers waive punter, sign another

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The Steelers waived punter Zoltan Mesko today and signed 10-year NFL veteran Mat McBriar, an Australian native.

McBriar punted eight seasons for the Dallas Cowboys and made Pro Bowls in 2006 and 2010. He has a career average of 45.4 yards, 38.0 net.

He will be their fifth punter in the past three seasons.

Mesko joined the Steelers Sept. 2 after the New England Patriots cut him. He ranks 31st in the NFL with a 36.7-yard net average and put only three of 34 punts inside the 20. He also failed to cleanly field a snap in Oakland Sunday and his punt was tipped, travelling just three yards, and led to a Raiders touchdown.

The Steelers released Drew Butler, who punted for them all last season, when they signed Mesko. Daniel Sepulveda and Jeremy Kapinos split the punting job in 2011.

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