The Steelers have chosen to terminate the contract of punter Adam Podlesh.
Podlesh signed a one-year contract with the team back in April, however, due to personal circumstances, he failed to report to training camp and was subsequently placed on the Reserve/Did Not Report List.
The 8th year veteran has a fairly stellar 42.4 yard average per punt over the last 7 seasons.
The move has been expected for some time, but the timing is mildly interesting since the Steelers' current punter Brad Wing had a rough game on Sunday versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Wing, in his first full season with an NFL team, pooched an abysmal, 29-yard punt from deep within Steelers territory at the worst possible point in the game. He played a significant role in the defeat Sunday but, that mishap aside, he has largely performed well with the Steelers through four regular-season games.
At least now Brad Wing can breathe a little easier knowing Podlesh won't be replacing him anytime soon.