The Pittsburgh Steelers cut their roster from 80 to 53 Saturday, and they decided to keep entrenched starter Jordan Berry over newcomer Corliss Waitman. Not earth shattering news, especially with Berry being the guy who has held for Chris Boswell for years now.
However, Berry’s job might not be as safe as once thought. According to Albert Breer, the Steelers brought in former Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt for a workout.
Today’s workout/visit list. Also ... Jets activate Joe Flacco, Titans activate Vic Beasley. pic.twitter.com/Nrv8ZlhIP7— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 5, 2020
The Steelers have brought in several players this training camp for workouts, signing their share of them to contracts. But there have been those who have come in, worked out, and left without a deal.
According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, if Colquitt passes his physical, and clears COVID-19 protocol, they will be signing him. This would mark the end of the road for Berry in Pittsburgh.
The #Steelers are bringing in veteran punter Dustin Colquitt for a tryout, per the transaction wire.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 5, 2020
Colquitt still must go through COVID-19 testing and a physical, but the anticipation going in is if all goes well, they'll sign him.
If you are a long-time Steelers fan, the name Colquitt might ring a bell. That is because his father, Craig, played for the Steelers from 1978 to 1984.
Colquitt has played his entire career with the Kansas City Chiefs after being a third round pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. Throughout his tenure with the Chiefs, Colquitt earned the following achievements:
- Franchise record for longest punt (81 yards, 2007)
- Franchise record for games played by any position (238)
- Franchise record for seasons played (15, tied)
- Franchise record for punting yards (50,393)
- Franchise record for punts (1,124)
- 3rd most punts downed inside of the 20 in NFL history (462)
After winning a Super Bowl with the Chiefs in 2019, the team released him on April 28, 2020.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news on this signing, as well as the practice squad signings in the next few hours. Keep tabs on the practice squad with our tracker, and check out the complete 53-man roster right HERE.