Steelers release punter Colquitt, place Bush on IR

Colquitt had one of the worst punting averages in the NFL

The Steelers made several moves on Friday morning.

New punter Dustin Colquitt is already a thing of the past.

The team announced on Friday they released the veteran punter after just five games in black and gold.

Colquitt, who spent 15 years in Kansas City prior to joining the Steelers was averaging punts in the low 40s through the first five games of the season in the bottom five in the NFL.

As of now the only other punter on the team is Corliss Waitman on the practice squad. He was signed to the practice squad at the beginning of this season.

He played college ball at South Alabama in the Sun Belt Conference.
Waitman was born in Belgium and raised in the Netherlands. He is a left-footed punter.

The Steelers could also re-sign former punter Jordan Berry, who was reportedly in the Steelers facility Thursday.

In addition, linebacker Devin Bush was placed on the Reserve/Injured List, after he suffered a season-ending ACL tear last week.

Defensive end Henry Mondeaux was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

Mondeaux spend this season and last season on the practice squad. He originally signed with the New Orleans Saints after the playing at the University of Oregon where he started 13 games his seinor year collecting 45 tackles and five sacks.

To fill Mondeaux’s spot on the practice squad, the Steelers signed linebacker Ray Wilborn after he originally signed with the Atlanta Falcons and an undrafted rookie free agent after this year’s draft.

He played for Ball State in college.