PITTSBURGH — The Steelers have released long-time starting punter Jordan Berry, according to a report by Ari Meirov of Pro Football Focus.
Berry joined the Steelers in 2015. Since winning the Steelers’ punting job in 2015, Berry has punted in 91 games for the Black and Gold, but has been met with criticism.
In 2020, the Steelers attempted to replace Berry with Dustin Colquitt, but cut the veteran and re-signed Berry. He finished 19th in the NFL in yards per punt with 45.8. He ranked 10th in the NFL in punts landing inside the 20-yard line with 23 punts.
While he was punting perhaps the best he ever has in a Steeler uniform this Summer, Berry did not do enough to stave off the upstart seventh-round draft pick Pressley Harvin III. In preseason action, Harvin often stole the show, including a phenomenal performance against the Cowboys.
Berry averaged 43.9 yards per punt in the preseason to Harvin’s 44.7 yards per punt. Thus, it appears as if the rookie from Georgia Tech has won the punting job. Berry, however, may have done himself enough in order to get a job on another team with his impressive preseason performances.
The Steelers are now down to 67 players and must be down to their final 53-man roster by Tuesday at 4 p.m. Sixteen players will also have to be added to the practice.