The Pittsburgh Steelers have extended punter, Jordan Berry’s contract for the 2018 season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t plan to end their 2017 season with a divisional round playoff loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, but it happened. Heading into the postseason as one of the best overall squads in the NFL, the Steel City was confident they’ve put together a team worthy of a Super Bowl run.
They weren’t wrong. The roster Pittsburgh had last season was arguably the best in football. With almost no holes to any position, this team was locked and loaded to compete with the New England Patriots for a Super Bowl appearance. The only problem was that they forgot they had to play Jacksonville, first.
Now, the goal is to keep this team in tact. Ben Roethlisberger has already made it known he’s coming back, and from reports, Le’Veon Bell is feeling optimistic about his long-term deal in the making.
So, now it’s time to get the rest of the pieces back in place. A goal this team took one step closer to completing this offseason.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette, the Steelers have inked punter, Jordan Berry, to a contract extension through 2018.
Berry isn’t a guarantee for next season, but now has a chance to prove himself at training camp. The Steelers could very well bring in competing punters for the job as Berry didn’t meet expectations in 2017.
The one thing Berry does have on his side is his bond with kicker, Chris Boswell. As the Pro Bowl kicker’s holder during his NFL career, Boswell has a lot to be thankful for when it comes to Berry. Whether or not that’s enough to keep him around in next season is still yet to be known.
This story is only getting started. As the Steelers move closer to on-the-field work later in the spring, Berry will get a chance to redeem himself and earn a roster spot in 2018.