Mike Tomlin didn’t promise to “leave no loose stone unturned” in his quest to improve the Steelers from their 8-8 performance in 2012, but he might as well have.
The Steelers initial roster cuts included some surprises, such as Jonathan Dwyer getting the boot. But Tomlin and Kevin Colbert didn’t stop after trimming the Steelers 2013 roster to 53.
First the Steelers signed guard Cody Wallace and cut John Malecki and today they took aim at shoring up what have been some truly atrocious special teams during the preseason.
During the preseason one of the bigger, if less sexy, position battles was between Drew Butler and Brian Moorman. The Steelers cut Moorman leaving Butler the presumed winner of the competition. Butler’s victory was short lived, however.
- The Steelers signed former New England Patriots punter Zoltan Mesko off of waivers.
Mesko is an accomplished punter and has been dubbed by the Wall Street Journal as the NFL’s most interesting man, with 5 languages under his belt and a degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.
They also claimed former Jacksonville Jaguars punter Antwon Blake off of waivers. Blake made the Jaguars as an undrafted rookie free agent last year, but looks to primarily be someone who will contribute on special teams. To make room for him, the Steelers waived Isaiah Green.
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