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Tomlin Unsure if Punter Pressley Harvin III Will Return This Week, ‘Appreciative’ of Fill-in Corliss Waitman’s Work



The Steelers might get punter Pressley Harvin III back for this Monday’s game against the Cleveland Browns, head coach Mike Tomlin said, though he is expected to miss time this week for his father’s funeral.

Harvin did not play on Sunday after the death of his father, Pressley Harvin II, late last week.

“I know the services for his father are some point this week,” Tomlin said. “It’s our intention to be extremely supportive of him. We’ve been in communication with him. We’ll see where the roads lead.”

The Steelers signed free agent punter Corliss Waitman on short notice to replace Harvin. Waitman had been with the team through most of 2020 as a backup. He performed well, averaging 60.5 yards gross on his two punts. Kicker Chris Boswell did miss one of two field goals that Waitman held.

“I’m really pleased with an appreciative of Corliss and glad that we were able to reacquire him,” Tomlin said. “Our previous past shared experiences, I think, really provided a lot of comfort for us going into the stadium in Kansas City and if we need to use him again, I’m particularly with an additional week’s work, we’ll have an increased level of comfort this week.”

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