This one’s not nearly as dramatic as some of the others, as the team announced they had waived punter Zoltan Mesko, and replaced him with veteran Mat McBriar.
The Steelers signed Mesko on Sept. 2 after the Patriots cut him, but coach Mike Tomlin pointed to his inconsistency (and having one blocked Sunday at Oakland couldn’t have helped).
“The punting has been very similar to how it’s been the previous weeks and really how I kind of characterize it, he’s had his moments, positively and negatively,” Tomlin said in quotes distributed by the team. “He’s been inconsistent and that’s not good enough. He needs to perform better.
“But along with the obvious negativity in the game, I thought he rebounded well and really finished the game strong with some quality punts, particularly a couple that were downed, one was downed inside the one or two-yard line. It was a leg-up in the waning moments of the game as we tried to work our way back into it.”
McBriar was last with the Eagles, and spent eight years with the Cowboys.