The Pittsburgh Steelers don’t currently have a punter on their 53-man roster but that will obviously change prior to the team’s Sunday road game against the Tennessee Titans. Who will that punter be? It sounds like it will be Jordan Berry, the team’s former punter.
According to Field Yates on Friday, the Steelers are expected to sign Berry soon. Berry was in for a visit with the team this past week and the holdup in signing him might be related to COVID-19 testing protocols.
On Friday, the Steelers released veteran punter Dustin Colquitt, who was signed right before the start of the regular season. To make room for Colquitt, Berry had his contract terminated.
Colquitt did not punt well at all in the Steelers first five regular season games and Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin hinted that a punter change could take place before the team’s Sunday road game against the Titans.
The Steelers have also carries rookie punter Corliss Waitman on their practice squad all season and speculation was building on Friday that he might be the one to take over the duties after Colquitt was let go.
In five previous seasons as the Steelers punter, Berry punted 328 times for an average of 44.2 yards. 131 of those punts were inside the opponent’s 20-yard-line. His net average, however, was just 39.9 yards. He’s only had one punt blocked during his NFL career.
The Steelers are expected to sign P Jordan Berry, per source. This comes on the heels of releasing Dustin Colquitt earlier today and brings Berry back to the team he punted for from 2015-2019.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 23, 2020