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Pittsburgh Steelers sign punter Jordan Berry to offseason roster

Although the Steelers re-signed punter Brad Wing this offseason, it looks as though he will have competition this offseason.

Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

Brad Wing occupied the Pittsburgh Steelers' punter duties in 2014, but don't think the organization isn't about to bring in some competition for Wing this offseason. In fact, the team did just that Tuesday as they signed Jordan Berry from Eastern Kentucky to their offseason roster.

Although possibly just another camp leg, it isn't as if Wing's performance in 2014 was enough to entrust the team's confidence as the long-term answer at the punting position. Although Wing wasn't the worst punter in the league, his inability to pin defenders back in their own zone became an issue down the stretch last year.

In terms of average distance per punt, Wing ranked 29th among 32 punters with an average of 43.7 yards per attempt and for punts downed inside the 20, Wing ranked 28th among NFL punters.

A lot of punting is based on the coverage units, but the Steelers certainly seem open to competition this year, as they were last year before Adam Podlesh failed to report to camp, giving Wing the job by default.