Steelers bring back Berry on two-year deal


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Steelers punter Jordan Berry -- MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

The Steelers signed Jordan Berry to a new contract, keeping the punter on a two-year deal that takes another team need off the books.

The deal was announced Wednesday, hours before the new league year was set to begin at 4 p.m.

In last 24 hours, Berry joins linebacker Anthony Chickillo as Steelers players who were set to become free agents before signing new deals. Chickillo agreed to a two-year, $8 million deal Tuesday night.

Berry, who made $1.9 million in 2018, averaged 43.7 yards per punt, with a net of 38.8 yards. He had 28 punts downed inside the 20-yard line.

Berry joined the Steelers in 2015 as an undrafted rookie out of Eastern Kentucky. The native of Australia beat out incumbent punter Brad Wing in training camp. Wing was traded to the Giants.

Since, he's averaged 43.8 yards per punt, with a net average of 39.6 yards. His net average of 40.2 yards per punt in 2016 is a team record.

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