Punter Adam Podlesh signed with the Steelers for the 2014 season, but didn’t wind up making it to training camp with the team because of a family emergency.
Podlesh’s wife developed a serious complication with a pregnancy that forced an emergency delivery of the couple’s son. Podlesh’s wife had to spend time in intensive care because she was having trouble breathing and the punter opted to walk away from football to focus on the needs at home.
Everyone in the Podlesh family is doing well now, which leaves the punting member of the clan to give a comeback a try. He’s been working out and said he’s set up a meeting with a team in the coming weeks.
“I feel like I’m good enough to do it and it’s a passion of mine,” Podlesh said, via WLTV. “You have to have the spirit and passion to play this game and I still have it. … I haven’t been told I’m not good enough yet and until I get told I’m not good enough and that I should exit the league. I feel like I should give it another shot as long as it’s feasible for my family.”
Podlesh has seven years of experience in the NFL, four with the Jaguars and three with the Bears before signing with the Steelers.