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A day after releasing their 53-man roster, the Steelers made a major change to their workforce in preparation for the beginning of the 2020 season. Pittsburgh released Jordan Berry, its beginning punter since 2015, and signed Dustin Colquitt, a two-time Professional Bowler throughout his 15 seasons with the Chiefs. Colquitt, who was launched by the Chiefs in April, got here to Pittsburgh for a tryout on Sunday, and apparently did sufficient to persuade the Steelers to signal him. 

Colquitt’s success at Tennessee made him a third-round decide within the 2005 NFL draft. A Professional Bowler in 2012 and in 2016, Colquitt averaged 44.8 yards per punt throughout his time in Kansas Metropolis. On three completely different events, Colquitt posted the NFL’s longest punt through the common season. Colquitt, who gained a hoop with the Chiefs in 2019, is the son of former NFL punter Craig Colquitt, who gained two Tremendous Bowls because the Steelers’ punter within the late ’70s. 

The one member of the 2019 Chiefs who had been with the workforce earlier than Kansas Metropolis employed Andy Reid to be its new coach in 2013, Colquitt has been changed in Kansas Metropolis by rookie Tommy Townsend. 

“Dustin is without doubt one of the biggest Chiefs of all-time and I am grateful I had the chance to teach him these previous seven years,” Reid mentioned of Colquitt following his launch, through ESPN’s Adam Teicher. “The longevity of his profession right here in Kansas Metropolis exhibits you simply how persistently he has carried out at a excessive stage. Past his affect on the sphere, he was an important teammate and chief. I’ll all the time be an enormous Dustin Colquitt fan.”

Berry, who changed Brad Wing because the Steelers’ punter 5 years in the past, averaged 44.2 yards per punt throughout his time in Pittsburgh. As a rookie, Berry posted the NFL’s longest punt of the season, a 79-yarder. He averaged 45.5 yards per punt in 2019, the second-highest mark of his profession. 

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