Steelers sign punter Brian Moorman

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Looking to bring in a punter to push for the starting position, it doesn't appear it will take much for the veteran Moorman to win the starting job.

Steelers punter Drew Butler didn't exactly have a banner year in 2012. He beat out Jason Kapinos during camp while Kapinos was injured much of the time.

As it is, it appears the Steelers could have their fourth different punter in four seasons.

Moorman, who was released in Buffalo in 2012, and, incidentally, beat out former Steelers P Dan Sepulveda for a spot with the Cowboys last year, was signed by the Steelers Tuesday. Sepulveda was the punter before Kapinos and Butler in Pittsburgh.

To make room, the Steelers released wide receiver Burt Reed.

It's not exactly breaking news, but Moorman's athleticism, at one point, ranked up with the higher levels in the NFL. His fake punts were all the rage.

It culminated in this savage hit from the late Sean Taylor in the 2009 Pro Bowl.

Assuming the Steelers won't use him on many fake punts (the last one was a Sepulveda pass to back-up free safety Ryan Mundy in 2010), but he's certainly good enough to beat Butler out for the job.


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