Steelers release kicker Josh Scobee, sign Chris Boswell

ByJeremy Fowler ESPN logo
Saturday, October 3, 2015

The Pittsburgh Steelers are officially on their fourth kicker since the preseason.

The Steelers on Saturday released Josh Scobee, who missed two crucial kicks in Thursday's 23-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, and signed free agent Chris Boswell.

Boswell, who had a tryout, signed a two-year deal with the Steelers, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan. He was in Giants training camp this summer.

Since Shaun Suisham went down with a torn ACL in his left knee in the first preseason game, the team signed Garrett Hartley, who's now on injured reserve, and then traded a sixth-round pick to Jacksonville for the rights to Scobee, who carried a $2.5 million salary.

The Steelers likely walked away from Scobee without much financial burden because Jacksonville paid $925,000 via a signing bonus to facilitate the trade.

Scobee also missed two kicks in the season opener, marking 10 misfires since 2014, a league high.

Boswell, who played at Rice, participated in the 2014 Senior Bowl and was cut by the Texans later in the year.

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