Steelers bringing back punter Jordan Berry to replace Dustin Colquitt

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The Steelers cut veteran punter Dustin Colquitt on Friday. The move came days after coach Mike Tomlin said, via Brooke Pryor of ESPN, that the team’s “punting is not up to snuff.”

They worked out Jordan Berry on Monday, and Berry will return to the Steelers in time to punt Sunday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Colquitt replaced Berry before the season but averaged only 43.1 yards per punt, ranking 27th in the NFL, with a net of 37.2, ranking 30th.

Berry averaged 45.5 yards per punt last season with a net of 40.9. It was his fifth season as the team’s punter.

4 responses to “Steelers bringing back punter Jordan Berry to replace Dustin Colquitt

  1. Something is going on here. Either the Steelers did something here to drive down Berry’s salary and save money or they orchestrated this to send him a message. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.

  2. Dustin Colquitt was a very respected member of the Chiefs for many, many years but his productivity on the field was WAY overrated. The fact that the Chiefs paid him $34M for 15 years was preposterous.

  3. unfairbutbalanced
    Oct 23, 2020, 10:04 PM EDT

    Something is going on here. Either the Steelers did something here to drive down Berry’s salary and save money or they orchestrated this to send him a message. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.
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    Yeah, cause squeezing money out of punters is the way to game the salary cap. Puh-lease.

  4. There’s been a lot of support among Steelers fans on social media for Margarette King, the former Raiders punter who doesn’t have a job at the moment. It’s actually been kinda weird. He’s still only 31, and he kicks farther than Jordon Berry, but then again who doesn’t.

    Pittsburgh seems to like big hang time directional punters though, and that’s not really King’s game. So I guess we’re stuck with Berry, but I’d have liked to see King and a few other folks brought in to try out at least, instead of just settling for the safe choice.

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