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#pounditTuesday, January 25, 2022

Steelers will force Chris Boswell to compete for kicking job

Steelers Chris Boswell

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell, once a Pro Bowler, had a very down 2018, and it means his job isn’t guaranteed to him for next season.

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert admitted that Boswell will face competition for his role in 2019, but he made clear that the team is committed to helping their kicker recover his best form.

“As a young player we also believe that he can find his way out of that and we will support him in that attempt,” Colbert said, via Grant Gordon of NFL.com. “Does that mean that he won’t have competition? Absolutely not. We signed a kid, Matt McCrane, when we put Boswell on reserve/injured and Matt did a nice job in that Cincinnati game kicking the field goals that helped us win that game. Could we add another young player into that mix? Sure. There will be competition for ‘Bos.'”

Boswell was just 13-for-20 on field goal attempts in 2018, missing two of six from between 30 and 39 and only making half of his ten attempts from between 40 and 49. That was a huge disappointment considering the deal he got before the season, coming off a 2017 when he converted 92 percent of his field goal tries. They need that form to return.

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