The Pittsburgh Steelers added another punter to their offseason roster on Tuesday as Adam Podlesh has been signed to a one-year contract.
Podlesh, who was originally drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth-round of the 2007 NFL Draft out of Maryland, was released by the Chicago Bears last month
Podlesh had a gross average of 42.3 yards on 238 punts during his three seasons with the Bears. He hit 82 punts inside the opponents’ 20-yard line with just 12 touchbacks, one blocked punt and a net average of 39.4 yards.
As Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest reports, of Podlesh’s 467 career NFL punts, only 190 were returned for 1,124 yds (5.9 avg). None of those were returned for touchdowns.
Podlesh will presumably challenge Brad Wing in training camp.