STEELERS MAKE MOVES TO UPGRADE SPECIAL TEAMS
Special teams was a mess for the Steelers in the preseason and going into week 1 the team is making an attempt to fix them. In is punter Zoltan Mesko and cornerback Antwon Blake, and out are punter Drew Butler and rookie cornerback Isaiah Green who were cut loose to make room for Mesko and Blake.
The Steelers agreed to terms with Mesko today who spent the last three seasons with the New England Patriots. Mesko, in his fourth NFL season, was originally selected by the New England Patriots in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Michigan. He spent three seasons with the Patriots, averaging 44.2 yards per punt. He is widely seen as an upgrade over Drew Butler.
Blake is being brought in because of his special teams ability. Blake was originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2012, and he played in all 16 games as a rookie. Blake led the team with 12 special teams tackles.