All 91 is a Pittsburgh Steelers Now series profiling each of the 91 members of the Steelers 2019 training camp roster.
4 • Jordan Berry, 5th-year punter
Last year: Played in all 16 games for the Steelers for the fourth straight season.
Stats: Punted 63 times for 2,753 yards for an average of 43.7 gross yards per punt, the second-highest of his career, but 31st in the NFL. His 28 punts downed inside the 20 tied a career high. He did not have a punt blocked, and has had just one blocked in his career.
Accolades, Highlights: Worked at the Ray Guy punting camp this summer.
Pittsburgh Steelers punter Jordan Berry prepares like it's game day to demo for Ray Guy Top Prospects in Nashville TN at Father Ryan High School!#LegendaryTraining #LegendaryResults #Steelers #rayguy #bombsquad pic.twitter.com/FIBdUKqM4Q
— Ray Guy Prokicker Kicking Camps (@Prokickercom) July 13, 2019
Drew positive reviews of his kick coverage ability against Baltimore November 4.
— Alex Kozora (@Alex_Kozora) November 6, 2018
Had this punt downed inside the five against Atlanta on October 7.
— Jason Pifer (@jtp412) October 7, 2018
Camp outlook: Should not have a lock on the punting job, given his low gross average and overall downturn in his fourth season, but the Steelers did not go out of their way to bring in high profile competition, going with Western Carolina undrafted free agent Ian Berryman.
Projected role: Given that he just signed a two-year, $3.7 million contract this offseason with a $750,000 signing bonus, it seems likely the Steelers will go with Berry, at least to start the season.
Highlights from Steelers Practice 9/18/20
James Conner tested out his injured ankle and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw passes to JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington and Chase Claypool during practice on Friday, September 18, 2020.
This practice was in preparation for the Steelers week 2 game on Sunday against the Denver Broncos.
Cam Heyward Named NFLPA Community MVP for Week 1
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive end Cam Heyward has been named NFLPA Community MVP for Week 1.
Heyward was honored for installing his first Little Free Library, a book-sharing box placed in underserved communities around the Pittsburgh area.
Congrats to @camheyward on being named Week 1 #CommunityMVP for installing his first Little Free Library. The book-sharing boxes provide 24-7 access to literacy for underserved Pittsburgh communities while honoring the legacy in education of his late grandfather. pic.twitter.com/uKwbnz28A1— NFLPA (@NFLPA) September 18, 2020
Little Free Library is a non-profit organization that “inspires a love of reading, builds community, and sparks creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.”
The installation of the book-sharing boxes marks the launch of the Rufus and Judy Jordan Literacy Project, a new initiative of the Cameron Heyward Foundation that will work to promote children’s literacy and honor his late grandparents, both of whom were lifelong educators in Pittsburgh.
Drafted in first round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Ohio State, Heyward has spend his entire career in Pittsburgh. He is a three-time Pro Bowler, and has twice received First-Team All-Pro honors.
Heyward and the Steelers agreed to a four-year, $71.4 million contract extension on Sept. 6 that will allow him to retire in Pittsburgh and make him the highest-paid defense player over the age of 30 in NFL history.
Highlights from Steelers Practice 9/17/20
The Steelers finally experienced a practice with almost everyone on the roster able to take the field. Only two players did not take part in practice before their week 2 game against Denver.
Alex Highsmith and Minkah Fitzpatrick stood out from the rest on Thursday, September 17, 2020.