Steelers deal Brad Wing for draft pick


Special teamers aren’t often involved in trades, but the Pittsburgh Steelers’ preseason this year was just weird enough for two to go down. Earlier this week, they dealt a late-round draft pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars for kicker Josh Scobee. This morning general manager Kevin Colbert made another move.

According to Aaron Wilson from the National Football Post, the Steelers have traded punter Brad Wing to the New York Giants for a draft pick:

Earlier in the day the Giants released Steve Weatherford, which made room for Wing.

Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review followed up with more details a short time later, saying that the pick is a conditional seventh rounder:

Wing played one year in Pittsburgh, averaging 43.7 yards per punt and a 6.6 touchback percentage. He pinned opponents inside their own 20 yard line under 33 percent of the time.

Australian product Jordan Berry will take Wing’s job for the Steelers. Berry played college ball at the University of Eastern Kentucky and in 2011 won first-team honors for the Ohio Valley Conference.

Last night against the Carolina Panthers Berry punted five times to Wing’s one, averaging over 50 yards per attempt.

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