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Report: Longtime Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt lands with Pittsburgh Steelers

It is a one-year deal, according to NFL Network.

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Former Kansas City Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt has found a new place to play: with the Piitsburgh Steelers, as first reported by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Colquitt’s agent, Paul Sheehy, confirmed the news shortly after the report.

The Chiefs drafted the 38-year-old punter in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He stayed with the Chiefs for 15 seasons, capping it off with a Super Bowl title in 2019. Colquitt recently received his ring with the team at Arrowhead Stadium.

The Chiefs released Colquitt in late April after the team acquired undrafted free agent Tommy Townsend after this year’s draft.

“Obviously I wanted to try and do that one more thing — but that opportunity’s gone,” Colquitt said after his release. “With a fresh two days to think about things, I’m like ‘Gosh, [I] still feel great. God’s blessed me with health. I still have a lot of intentions to keep playing, for sure. I’m definitely not retiring. I think I’m too young to do that — even though I’m old in this league. I’ve taken care of myself. I just want to keep playing as long as I can.”

It looks like he’ll get that chance — with the same team for which his father Craig Colquitt punted from 1978 through 1984. The Steelers don’t meet the Chiefs during the 2020 regular season, but they could see each other in the AFC playoffs.

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