Steelers release P Zoltan Mesko; sign Mat McBriar

Oct 26, 2012; London, UNITED KINGDOM; New England Patriots punter Zoltan Mesko answers questions at a press conference at the Grosvenor House hotel ballroom. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers had told their fans to keep a close eye out on the site after 4 p.m. ET, which led some to believe the team could swing a last minute deal before the NFL trade deadline. However, the deadline has passed and the team made no trades.

But that doesn’t mean they didn’t make a move.

The Steelers announced that they have released punter Zoltan Mesko.

It’s not exactly a ground-breaking move, but the team did go ahead and immediately name his replacement.

To replace Mesko, the team has signed veteran punter Mat McBriar.

McBriar was once a pro Bowl level talent, but he has been out of work since being released by the Philadelphia Eagles just one year ago. The Steelers offense could benefit from improved starting field position, which the defense could help by creating turnovers, but instead they will rely on a veteran punter to switch things up.

News about punters isn’t exactly what you anxiously wait for at the NFL trade deadline, but that’s all we have to work with today.

Topics: Pittsburgh Steelers, Zoltan Mesko

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