The Pittsburgh Steelers announced the signing of K Chris Boswell, as well as the release of K Josh Scobee.
- According to Adam Caplan, Boswell signed a two-year contract with the Steelers that will keep him in Pittsburgh through the 2016 season.
We have signed free agent K Chris Boswell, and released K Josh Scobee. pic.twitter.com/EjdhY4HZhv
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 3, 2015
Scobee, 33, came over in a trade with the Jaguars a week before the start of the season after Pittsburgh placed K Shaun Suisham on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury.
The Steelers sent a 2016 sixth-round pick to the Jaguars in return for Scobee and agreed to pay him the full $3.45 million salary for the 2015 season as part of the deal.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Scobee will free up $2,500,000 in available cap space while creating no dead money.
Since joining the Steelers, Scobee has converted just 60 percent of his field goal attempts including 3 of 7 from 40 yards or more. He has also missed an extra point.
Adam Caplan of ESPN is reporting that the Steelers are signing K Chris Boswell to a contract following his tryout on Saturday.
Pittsburgh brought in a few kickers for tryouts today including Kai Forbath and Randy Bullock after Josh Scobee continued to struggle for them. However, this appears to be a bad indication for Scobee’s future with the Steelers.
Boswell is now the fourth kicker currently under contract with the Steelers.
Boswell, 24, originally signed on with the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of Rice back in May of last year. 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 early January, but was unfortunately among their final roster cuts at the start of the season.
Boswell has yet to appear in an NFL game.