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Steelers re-sign punter Brad Wing

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers signed punter Brad Wing, who produced mixed results in his first NFL season, to a one-year contract on Friday.

Wing averaged 43.7 yards in 2014, fifth-best among rookie punters in Steelers history, and the lefty landed 20 of his 61 punts inside opponents' 20-yard line.

But Wing also struggled with consistency, though the former LSU All-American impressed the Steelers with how he responded to bad kicks.

"I thought he got better," coach Mike Tomlin said of Wing’s overall play in 2014. "I still think he is capable of getting better. He also may be presented with a challenge that is competition."

Wing, who signed a future/reserve contract with the Steelers last year, did not have any competition when the Steelers convened training camp in July.

Veteran punter Adam Podlesh did not report to St. Vincent College in Latrobe because of complications with his wife’s pregnancy. Podlesh put his career on hold to spend time with his family after his wife gave birth, and the Steelers terminated his contract at the end of September.

The Steelers will sign at least one punter this offseason to compete with Wing.