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Berger replaces Ernster as Steelers' punter

Updated: November 24, 2008, 4:02 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Mitch Berger is replacing Paul Ernster as the Pittsburgh Steelers' punter for the second time since training camp.

The Steelers released the ineffective Ernster on Monday and brought back Berger, who was released Nov. 5 after averaging 41.9 yards in eight games. Berger had a hamstring problem that was affecting his punting when he was released.

Ernster was signed to replace Berger but averaged only 31.3 yards on 12 punts in three games. His 28.5 average yardage ...

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