Pittsburgh has been moving quickly to address some of their exclusive rights free agent in recent weeks, so it’s not surprising to see them get a deal in place with their kicker, especially after a solid 2016 season.
Boswell, 25, originally signed on with the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of Rice back in May of 2014. He was unable to make the team’s 53-man roster, but later ended up on the Texans’ practice squad.
The Giants wound up signing him to a future/reserve contract in January of 2015, but once again among the team’s final roster cuts at the start of the season. Pittsburgh signed him to a contract in October after Josh Scobee struggled to produce.
In 2016, Boswell appeared in 15 games for the Steeler sand converted 21 of 25 field goal attempts (84 percent) to go along with all 36 extra point tries and 49 touchbacks.