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Report: Steelers adding punter Brian Moorman

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The Steelers have signed veteran punter Brian Moorman, Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest reported on Tuesday.

The 37-year-old Moorman was one of the best punters left in free agency. He will push Drew Butler for the Steelers’ punting job. According to multiple reports, Moorman visited Pittsburgh on Monday.

Moorman had stints with the Cowboys and Bills — his long-time club — in 2012. The Cowboys picked up Moorman when Buffalo released him after a slow start. A two-time Pro Bowler and a member of the NFL’s All-Decade team of the 2000s, Moorman’s form improved in Dallas, where he posted a 38.9-yard net average in 12 games compared to just 32.7 yards net in three games for the Bills.

Drew Butler, the son of former NFL kicker Kevin Butler, recorded a 37.8-yard net average in 2012.

According to Labriola, the Steelers also waived wide receiver Bert Reed on Tuesday.

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26 Responses to “Report: Steelers adding punter Brian Moorman”
  1. bmoritz2003 says: Apr 30, 2013 3:56 PM

    I like the move! Butler’s been underwhelming. Moorman’s been a good punter throughout his career. Not a flashy move, but solid.

  2. bettis3636 says: Apr 30, 2013 4:00 PM

    CAMP LEG!! Butler is the future…

  3. bgm9876 says: Apr 30, 2013 4:06 PM

    Why did bills let him go. They eased hm when they were on the 30 yard line. When chan coached they didn’t no when to use him. 😞😒😖

  4. bgm9876 says: Apr 30, 2013 4:08 PM

    They used him I meant.

  5. blackngold4life says: Apr 30, 2013 4:09 PM

    Still miss Sepulveda..Flippin field position was a big problem for us.Hope this Guy has a big leg

  6. morganstan100 says: Apr 30, 2013 4:29 PM

    Exactly what they need since the Steelers will be doing LOTS of punting this year.

  7. Nofoolnodrool says: Apr 30, 2013 4:53 PM

    A little competition for training camp.

    Amazing it took an hour and a half for for the first troll to show…..peaceful.

  8. crownofthehelmet says: Apr 30, 2013 4:56 PM

    Excellent, now go and get a kicker as solid as Billy Cundi… oh, wait.

  9. gorilla23 says: Apr 30, 2013 5:30 PM

    If he doesn’t win the punting job they could always try him at WR, he was a track star in college as well.

  10. scoobies05 says: Apr 30, 2013 6:23 PM

    didnt your previous kicker get arrested

  11. GrossmanDaSexCannon says: Apr 30, 2013 6:56 PM

    Bill should re sign this guy.

  12. tombstoned says: Apr 30, 2013 8:37 PM

    …and punter. Ok, well add that to the list of ways the Ravens will dominate the Steelers. Along with offense, defense, coaching and of course fan attractiveness. :-)

  13. classyjacklambert says: Apr 30, 2013 9:02 PM

    Wow tombstoned you must not have ever left Baltimore if you think anyone there is attractive.

  14. cbass59 says: Apr 30, 2013 9:28 PM

    How is this not front page news???

  15. Steeley McBeam says: Apr 30, 2013 11:53 PM

    Ill never forget when he got destroyed by Sean Taylor at the Pro Bowl haha. If there’s on thing I will admit the Steelers are always bad at, it’s punting.

  16. morganstan100 says: May 1, 2013 9:22 AM

    The last line wasn’t necessary. We can tell from the grammar and punctuation that you hold a high cabinet post in the Steeler Nation.

  17. luvyablackngold says: May 1, 2013 12:33 PM

    The Luv Ya Black~n~Gold blog team is really excited about this pickup. Butler was horrible last year.

  18. Nofoolnodrool says: May 1, 2013 3:30 PM

    scoobies05 says:
    Apr 30, 2013 6:23 PM
    didnt your previous kicker get arrested

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    Probably, but not for obstruction of justice in a murder case.

  19. scoobies05 says: May 1, 2013 4:55 PM

    so if he is a steeler and commits a crime or is accused of one its ok. but if he is a raven its lock him up and throw away the key? got it…thanks for clearing it up. you do realize how crazy that sounds. and the outcome of the ray case was that it wasnt murder. one day maybe you will get your facts straight

  20. scoobies05 says: May 1, 2013 4:56 PM

    no worries about that guy morgan. he was just summarizing his day

  21. blackngold4life says: May 1, 2013 10:52 PM

    Steelers can’t sign a water boy without Moe Larry and Curly making a comment. Damn shame

  22. scoobies05 says: May 2, 2013 9:59 AM

    it goes both ways blackandgold. ravens jump on steeler threads and steelers jump on ravens threads. both sides are guilty

  23. classyjacklambert says: May 2, 2013 11:46 AM

    Lol it’s true, I do.

  24. blackngold4life says: May 2, 2013 9:57 PM

    I agree 100% Anybody that thinks the Steelers or the Ravens are just gona fall into oblivion is REDICULOUS. Those 2 teams are basically mirror images of each other. THATS why its the best rivalry in Sports..as much as I hate um I respect um.

  25. clownofthedroolingfool says: May 3, 2013 9:08 AM

    It’s may 3 and this is all the Steelers have done? How lame. At least they could go down and clean up the basement where they’ll be living this season.

  26. naanunaanu says: May 3, 2013 12:53 PM

    it goes both ways blackandgold. ravens jump on steeler threads and steelers jump on ravens threads. both sides are guilty

    yep, and if you don’t like it follow the links to the right to a Homersite, and enjoy watching biased peprallies all day. its fun to see the hate, bouns point for creativity

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