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Punter Jordan Berry Will Not Return to Steelers in 2019

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The Steelers woes on special teams weren’t all on the slipping legs of kicker Chris Boswell in 2018, as punter Jordan Berry was also on the hot seat with poor punting performances, allowing opposing offenses in solid field position for much of his season in 2018.

Per multiple reports, Berry won’t be in black and gold next season.

The move comes as no surprise, as Berry’s 43.7 average yards per punt ranked 32nd among his position. Berry will continue his status as an unrestricted free agent when hitting free agency next week after signing a one year contract extension with the Steelers last season.

The Australian spent four seasons as a punter for the Steelers, originally replacing former punter Brad Wing in 2015 following his trade to the New York Giants.

While no immediate replacement has been named, it will be tough to find another punter that performed as poorly as Berry did last season.

 

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