Steelers To Stick With Chris Boswell

The Steelers won’t be getting rid of Chris Boswell after all. The club worked out kickers after Boswell’s rough showing against the Raiders, but they have decided against making a chance at this time, as Jeremy Fowler of tweets

On Wednesday, the Steelers brought in Kai Forbath and Matt McCrane for a competition on the practice field alongside Boswell. Forbath apparently had a strong workout and was kept in Pittsburgh overnight after his audition. But, on Thursday, Boswell responded with a strong practice, and the Steelers decided to ride it out with the fourth-year pro.

To help Boswell get back on the right track, the Steelers have brought in old friend Shaun Suisham to work with him, according to Gerry Dulac of the Post-Gazette (on Twitter). Boswell has been undeniably bad this season, but there’s reason to believe in his leg after he sank 92.1% of his field goal tries in 2017 and earned his first ever Pro Bowl nod.

Of course, Boswell’s contract is also a factor here. In the offseason, the Steelers inked Boswell to a new four-year, $19.2MM extension and cutting him would result in upwards of $6MM in dead money.

Boswell and the Steelers will look to snap a three-game losing streak on Sunday when they face the Patriots.

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  1. tsolid

    Of course. Just like they stick with Butler, keep single coverage on Gronk, or whomever is tearing them apart in a game. SHOCKER

    • bucsfan

      He won 3 games last year as time expired and was a huge reason why they made the playoffs. Only missed 2 FG and 2 XP last year. If you have a kicker make 90%+ of their kicks, you lock them up.

      • Steezy

        Yeah I get that but to pay him like a top 3 kicker when the year before he wasn’t very good seems like a lot.

    • nelsonj6

      Because their crystal ball was out of order and their fortune teller retired after his pro bowl season last year.

  2. madmanTX

    Bring back Jeff Reed and make the football look like a paper towel dispenser: he’ll kick the hell out of it.

  3. dust44

    Kickers have been bad all year. I’d like to c more 2 point conversion anyways.

  4. crosseyedlemon

    Mason Crosby had a terrible week against the Lions then came back to kick a game winner against the 49ers the following week. I think we will see a repeat of that with Boswell kicking a game winner against the Pats.

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