Sunday, November 6, 2011
The Rivalry: Steelers change punters
By Jamison Hensley
PITTSBURGH -- The Steelers put often-injured punter Daniel Sepulveda on injured reserve Saturday after he was injured in practice. Jeremy Kapinos was signed for the second time in two seasons.
This could factor into the field-position battle tonight. Supulveda, who beat out Kapinos in training camp, was netting 40.6 yards on punts this season. Kapinos had a 32.3-yard net average in four games for Pittsburgh last season.
In last season's playoff game against Baltimore, it was Kapinos who out-kicked his coverage and allowed Lardarius Webb to score on a 56-yard return. But that touchdown was negated by a holding penalty on the Ravens' Marcus Smith.
Webb ranks 24th in the league with an 8-yard punt return average this season.