The Minnesota Vikings announced they have signed veteran punter Jordan Berry to be their punter for the 2021 season.
The 30-year-old is joining Minnesota after spending the previous six seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Berry had been with the Steelers since 2015, but they cut him this week after he lost a training camp competition with seventh-round rookie Pressley Harvin.
The Vikings cut existing punter Britton Colquitt this week. The expectation was that Colquitt would return, but it appears that they’ve now decided Berry is the better option.
Berry had a net average of 45.77 in 2020, which ranked him 16th in the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus. Berry also had 25 punts pinned inside the 20-yard line, a mark that ranked him tied for 11th in the league.
This move will make it seven Australian’s in NFL rosters for week one of the 2021 season.