The Steelers have signed punter Adam Podlesh to a one-year contract, the team announced today. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Podlesh (5-11, 200, 8) was originally drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth round (101st overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft. He spent the 2007-2010 seasons with Jacksonville and the 2011-2013 seasons with the Chicago Bears.
He has punted in 107 regular-season contests, recording 467 punts for 19,816 yards with a long punt of 76 yards. Podlesh has averaged 40.0+ yards per punt in every single season of his career and has 157 career punts downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line in the regular season.
Podlesh has punted in two career postseason contests, both coming in 2007 with the Jaguars. He has five punts for 250 yards with a long punt of 54 yards in those two games.