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Steelers grab punter Berger again

11/24/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

The rotating door between two punters continued Monday in Pittsburgh.

The Steelers have signed veteran Mitch Berger, who was on the team earlier this season and in training camp. To make room for the move, Pittsburgh released struggling punter Paul Ernster, the team announced.

Both punters have been back and forth with the team since Pittsburgh lost Daniel Sepulveda to a season-ending knee injury. It was clear the team would make another move after Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin described Ernster's punting in last week's win over the Cincinnati Bengals as "horrible."

Heinz Field is not an easy place to punt and kick this time of year, but Pittsburgh will need someone capable to help its top-notch defense win the field-position battle down the stretch.