According to Mark Kaboly, Steelers restricted free agent K Chris Boswell has signed his second-rounder tender on Thursday. Kaboly adds that the Steelers are still interested in signing Boswell to a long-term extension.
Pittsburgh placed the second-round restricted tender on Boswell, which will cost them $2.914 million for the 2018 season.
Boswell, 27, originally signed on with the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of Rice back in 2014. He was among Houston’s final roster cuts coming out of the preseason and signed on to their practice squad.
The Texans wound up cutting him after a week and he eventually signed a futures contract with the Giants. He was, again, among the team’s final roster cuts but was signed and waived again shortly after.
The Steelers signed him to a two-year deal in 2015 and he brought him back on a futures contract the following year.
Boswell will be an unrestricted free agent in 2019.
In 2017, Boswell appeared in all 16 games for the Steelers and recorded 35 field goals in 38 attempts (92.1 percent) and converted 37 of 39 extra point attempts (94.9 percent) to go along with 46 touchbacks.