The Pittsburgh Steelers made another roster move Tuesday as the team has announced that veteran punter Adam Podlesh has been placed on the reserve/did not report list.
Podlesh, who was signed during the offseason after he was released by the Chicago Bears, has yet to arrive to training camp due to his wife being pregnant, so we hope that everything is fine as it relates to their personal situation.
As Bob Labriola was quick t point out on Twitter, Podlesh being moved to the non reporting list doesn’t guarantee that Brad Wing has won the punting job. That’s solid speculation as while Wing did have good hang times Saturday night against the New York Giants in the preseason opener, he only averaged 36.5 yards on his six punts with a 34.5 net.
Wing, who was signed early on in the offseason, struggled in the first half against the Giants as three of his punts traveled 23, 27 and 21 yards respectively. He did bounce back, however, as his final three punts went for 54, 46 and 42 yards.
It will interesting to see if the Steelers bring in another punter before their game Saturday night against the Buffalo Bills. The team has had problems finding a reliable punter for several seasons, now, and that was evidenced last year as they finally had to settle on Mat McBriar after Drew Butler, Brian Moorman and Zoltan Mesko all failed to get the job done.