The Steelers weren’t quite sold on Drew Butler’s punting abilities after ’12, so they brought in ex-Dallas Cowboy’s punting ace Brian Moreman. Mooreman didn’t make the cut, after getting a thorough audition in training camp.
- Neither did Drew Butler, as the Steelers cut him and signed New England’s Zoltan Mesko.
The Zoltan Mesko, an immigrant from Romania, apparently always wanted to play for the Steelers. Unfortunately his wished lasted only 7 weeks, as the Steelers waived him yesterday. After the Steelers victory over Baltimore, Mike Tomlin characterized Mesko’s punts as “Junior Varsity.” After a partial block and a shanked punt during the Steelers loss to the Raiders at Oakland’s Black Hole, the Steelers parted ways with Mesko.
But former Dallas Cowboys players are apparently in vogue at the south side, as the Steelers signed Matt McBrair. McBrair made the Pro Bowl in 2010, but his punting average has dropped steadily since then. Last year he kicked for the Eagles, and has yet to kick for an NFL team during the 2011 season.