Zoltan Mesko wasn't out of work for long.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the punter -- a surprise cut by the New England Patriots on Saturday -- would sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a person informed of the deal. The Steelers' official website later confirmed the signing, as did Mesko.
There will be moments in your life where you will not be able to describe your joy and gratitude. I had one of those today. Go @steelers !!!â Zoltan Mesko (@ZoltanMesko) September 2, 2013
Mesko spent the previous three seasons with the Patriots before rookie Ryan Allen beat him out in training camp. Mesko's price tag -- he was due to earn $1.323 million -- likely played into his exit as well.
It's not a move that will swing the balance of power in the AFC, but it's a nice pickup for the Steelers, who obviously had some reservations with their in-house option at punter.
Also -- and this is more of a personal note -- it's good to have a dude named Zoltan Mesko back in the league.The "Around The League Podcast" is now available on iTunes! Click here to listen and subscribe.