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Steelers sign Adam Podlesh

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The Steelers used two different punters in the regular season last year and their quest to find a permanent solution at the position has led them to Adam Podlesh.

The team announced Tuesday that they have signed Podlesh to a one-year deal. Podlesh was released by the Bears early last month.

The Bears put $800,000 of dead money on the cap when they made the move, which came after a 2013 season that saw Podlesh post his lowest net average since 2008. He’d been a solid punter in both Chicago and Jacksonville for several years before slipping last year.

Mat McBriar and Zoltan Mesko handled the punting duties in Pittsburgh last season. Podlesh joins Brad Wing, who has never punted in a regular season game, on the Steelers roster at the moment, although the team could still go in various directions at punter before next season gets underway.

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13 Responses to “Steelers sign Adam Podlesh”
  1. trbst11 says: Apr 15, 2014 3:54 PM

    Championship!

  2. crownofthehelmet says: Apr 15, 2014 4:03 PM

    This year he’ll have the easiest gig in the NFL.

  3. randomcommenter says: Apr 15, 2014 4:08 PM

    (Insert team)only signed (insert non Chris Kluwe name) because of my stance on gay marriage.

    - Chris Kluwe

  4. chicagosports2014 says: Apr 15, 2014 4:12 PM

    Mike Tomlin must not even scout his players anymore. Adam punts go 20-30 yards and bounce for 8 yards= 28 SMH

    Adam than striked again

  5. bearasstruth says: Apr 15, 2014 4:27 PM

    LOL!!! Good luck Steelers!!

  6. wickedmainah says: Apr 15, 2014 4:32 PM

    LOL, that Chris Klewe comment is soooo true,.,., I guess if he wanted a job that bad he should have kept his mouth shut uh??

  7. enoughofthatalready says: Apr 15, 2014 4:37 PM

    Mike Tomlin must not even scout his players anymore. Adam punts go 20-30 yards and bounce for 8 yards= 28 SMH
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    Still better than the usual 39 yard punts and 18 yard returns.

  8. jojopuppyfish says: Apr 15, 2014 4:55 PM

    He was terrible for the bears last year. Horrible pickup
    Signed,
    Bears Fan

  9. vdogg says: Apr 15, 2014 4:56 PM

    At least it never gets very windy out there in Pittsburgh………..he’ll get beat for the job by an undrafted rookie before the start of the season.

  10. djshnooks says: Apr 15, 2014 5:48 PM

    Played against him in high school in upstate New York, good dude.

    Hope he catches on and gets a job.

  11. bengalguy says: Apr 15, 2014 5:52 PM

    Can he play QB????

  12. rextraordinaire says: Apr 15, 2014 6:28 PM

    He was an okay punter until last year where he really didn’t put that much. There were a few games where he only punted 1-3 times. Regardless he was terrible.

    So I guess he does better on team with horrible offenses that frequently require his services. More practice time I guess. Whether the Steelers fit that bill or not remains to be seen.

  13. 700levelvet says: Apr 15, 2014 6:28 PM

    Just for a second I’m gonna be a Stillers fan… Solid pickup…. Ha ha..

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