Pittsburgh Steelers punter Brad Wing will definitely be back competing for the punting job in 2015 as the team announced Friday that he has signed a one-year contract.
Wing was scheduled to be an exclusive rights free agent come March and thus had to sign a one-year tender for the minimum if offered by the Steelers.
Wing, who was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Philadelphia Eagles following the 2013 NFL Draft, originally signed with the Steelers last January.
Wing punted 61 times for 2,668 yards for the Steelers in 2014. 20 of his punts landed inside the opponents’ 20-yard line and his 43.7 average ranked fifth among rookie punters in team history.
The Steelers have also reportedly signed free agent punter Richie Leone to a futures contract, so he should serve as Wing’s competition throughout the offseason.
Wing is one of several exclusion rights free agents to be re-signed this offseason as guard Chris Hubbard and linebacker Terence Garvin also were re-signed since the 2014 season ended.