Steelers Place P Daniel Sepulveda On Injured Reserve, Sign Jeremy Kapinos

The Steelers placed punter Daniel Sepulveda on injured reserve on Saturday and signed back Jeremy Kapinos to take his place on the 53 man roster. Sepulveda suffered an injury to the knee of his plant leg on Friday and had been added to the injury report as questionable. It is the 3rd time that Sepulveda has been placed on injured reserve since being drafted by the Steelers in the 4th round of the 2007 draft. Through the first 8 games, Sepulveda managed a 46.1 gross average and a net average of 39.1 yards. 8 of his 25 punts were inside the opponents 20 yard-line. Sepulveda is once again scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent after this season.

With Sepulveda now gone for the year once again, the Steelers will once again turn to Kapinos who took over for Sepulveda last year. Kapinos had an excellent training camp with the Steelers heading into this season and pushed Sepulveda to a pretty much dead heat in the punting competition. Kapinos had several workouts following his release before the start of the regular season, but never was signed. He will also take over the holding duties on field goals and extra points for kicker Shaun Suisham.

  • Kerby

    Feel so bad for Dan, very nice guy and good punter. Glad JK is still available. Looks like Dan is done as a Stiller.

  • Dgh57

    The injuries just keep on coming with this team!! When is it going to stop?!!!

  • Sales

    End of career.

  • JoeD

    I thought Sepulveda would have another injury this year…
    I said in the summer they should stick with Kapinos… thank goodness he is available!!!
    Sepulveda career is over..

  • Has he even played a whole season??? I wonder who was picked by other teams in the fourth round after that pick…

  • Jmcneill

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  • Foley718

    Makes u wonder why Dan was put on IR for a torn meniscus. It is a relative minor knee injury. Most of the time the torn meniscus is not even repaired, its just scraped out…….

  • Shannon Stephenson

    What could have been if the guy wasn’t always injured…hope he studied hard in college.

  • NW86

    I was glad when the Steelers gave Sepulveda, Smith, and Colon all another chance. All are great players that deserved one more shot. Unfortunately, in all 3 cases, the gamble backfired. It’s a shame for the Steelers and for all 3 individuals.