Steelers waive P Mesko, sign McBriar

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Hours after coach Mike Tomlin said he was considering changes, the Pittsburgh Steelers waived punter Zoltan Mesko and signed Mat McBriar to take Mesko's place.

Mesko signed Sept. 2 after spending the preseason with the New England Patriots. Mesko replaced second-year Steelers punter Drew Butler.

Mesko ranked 16th in the AFC and 31st in the NFL among punters with a 36.7-yard net average. He punted 34 times, with only three inside the 20-yard line.

McBriar, a 10-year veteran, spent eight seasons with the Cowboys. McBriar was born in Melbourne, Australia, and began as an Australian rules football player. He played at the University of Hawaii.

The Cowboys signed McBriar to their practice squad late in 2003 after the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos cut him loose. McBriar joined the active roster in 2004 and made the Pro Bowl in 2006 and 2010.
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