Steelers add punter Zoltan Mesko, formerly of the Patriots


Zoltan Mesko was cut on Saturday by the New England Patriots as the team opted to go with undrafted rookie Ryan Allen for the punting position.

While Mesko had a down season, his $1.323 salary compared to Allen’s $405,000 also played a large factor in his release.

It did not take Mesko long to find another team. The Pittsburgh Steelers singed the 27-year-old punter while cutting ties with Drew Butler.

Butler served as the Steelers punter in 2012 making 77 punts for a 43.8 average. Mesko spent the last three seasons with the Patriots making 175 punts for a 44.2 average while often being credited for pinning opposing offenses back near their own goal line.