PITTSBURGH, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers made another major roster move Thursday, releasing veteran placekicker Todd Peterson.
He joined the team last year as an unrestricted free agent from the Kansas City Chiefs.
Peterson converted 12-of-21 field-goal and 25-of-26 PAT attempts with a long FG of 46 yards. He was placed on the reserve injured list Nov. 19 after fracturing his ribs in the Nov. 17 Tennessee contest.
In nine NFL seasons, Peterson missed two extra points in 260 attempts while converting 77.8 percent of his field-goal attempts (182-of-234).
The team also made one-year qualifying offers to four players -- defensive tackle Kendrick Clancy, linebacker Clark Haggins, fullback Dan Kreider, and cornerback Hank Poteat.
Pittsburgh has the right to match any offers from other teams. They would also receive compensation for everyone except Keider, who originally was not drafted by the Steelers.