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Punter Daniel Sepulveda Lands Again on IR; Kapinos Back

Daniel Sepulveda done for 2011

Another year, and another injury for punter Daniel Sepulveda.

It had been a great season for the Steelers lefty punter, but Saturday the team placed him on injured reserve.

Sepulveda landed on the team’s injury report late in the week with a right knee injury. This will be the third time in four seasons where an injury to his plant leg has landed the 2004 seventh-round pick out of Baylor on the injured reserve list.

Veteran Jeremy Kapinos has been re-signed to take Sepulveda’s place on the active roster. Kapinos replaced Sepulveda in 2010, averaging 32.3 yards per punt in four regular season games and 38.5 yards per punt in three post-season games, including a 44.3-yard average in Super Bowl XLV.

Kapinos went to training camp with the Steelers, but was released in early September. Since his release, the left-footed Kapinos has worked out for the Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints and had a tryout on Friday with the Detroit Lions.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Jay

    November 5, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    2007 4th round pick!

  2. Mark

    November 5, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Too bad for this kid. Talented but WAY too injury prone. Lets hope Kapinos can pin some returners inside the 10 because for as good a season Sepulveda seemed to be having, it didnt look like he was pinning anyone very often.

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