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Steelers sign pair to future contracts

1/3/2014

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed punter Brad Wing and long-snapper Bryce Davis to reserve/future contracts.

Wing competed for the punting job in Philadelphia last season before getting released Aug. 25. The Australian native starred at LSU, earned 2011 first-team All-American honors, and was a semifinalist for the Ray Guy Award that season.

Wing is best known for the booming punts that allowed LSU to beat Alabama, 9-6, in a showdown between the nation’s two top-ranked teams in 2011.

He joins fellow Aussie Mat McBriar as the only punters under contract for the Steelers, and McBriar will become an unrestricted free agent in March. Long-snapper Greg Warren, who just completed his ninth season for the Steelers, is also set to become an unrestricted free agent.

Davis spent parts of the 2012 season on the Bengals' practice squad after signing with Cincinnati as an undrafted free agent out of Central Oklahoma.

The Bengals released Davis on Aug. 31.