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.