Steelers Sign ERFA K Chris Boswell

The Pittsburgh Steelers have had several players signing their exclusive rights tenders over the course of the last week and you can now add kicker Chris Boswell to that list

Boswell, who joined the Steelers in 2015 after the team parted ways with kicker Josh Scobee four games into the regular season, announced on Instagram Thursday that he has signed his one-year exclusive rights tender.

During the 2016 regular season, Boswell made 21 of his 25 field goal attempts and was perfect on his 36 extra-point tries.

Boswell set the NFL and Steelers’ record for most field goals made in a single postseason game (6) in the team’s win over the Kansas City Chiefs. His 15 career field goals in the postseason are now the second-most in Steelers’ postseason history.

In the Steelers Week 15 win over the Cincinatti Bengals, Boswell also registered a touchdown-saving tackle during a kickoff. It was his only registered tackle on the season.

The one-year tender that Boswell signed is expected to be for $615,000. The Steelers kicker missed one game during the 2016 regular season due to an abdomen injury.

Blessed for another year with #SteelersNation !!

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  • VaDave

    I wish we signed him for more than one year. If we don’t fix out redzone issues, he may set a Steeler scoring record this year,

  • Preston Coe

    Hopefully, with Bryant coming back, Ben will have another great option.

  • SteelersDepot

    If not signed to an extension prior to 2017 season, he will be easily retained ahead of 2018 as he will be a RFA

  • VaDave

    Easily signed, but paid as one of the top 5 kickers in the league? With all of the other new kids coming off their rookie contracts in the next few years I’d be signing as many key complementary players long term as possible. JMO.

  • Bonnie Powell

    Love that guy- just does his job and “puts it thru the yellow pipes” as he says. Glad to have you back Boz!

  • SteelersDepot

    Why would you sign him to that much money when you can have him cheaper for 2017 & 2018 and then tag him in 2019? Look, I love the kid, but I’m not giving him top-5 kicker money when I don’t have to.

  • Steve

    Boz won two games this past year, kicking 6, three pointers, in each game.

  • PaeperCup

    I thought kickers sign these things with their feet and toes….guess I learn something new every day.

  • alevin16

    ERFA K? Sounds like an illegal steroid. Goodell test that guy!!!

  • VaDave

    All I’m saying is we are going to have a lot of young talent that’s going to want to be paid in 3 to four years. You may be dollar wise but pound foolish. Who says you have to pay him top five money now? I would venture to guess you could get him on a 4-5 year contract on not much more than what you are paying him now. That said, I’m sure no Omar Kahn, and I’m not in your class at all when it comes to cap issues either, so I bow to your expertise.

  • SteelersDepot

    i am just saying they have him for the next 3-5 years if they want him. he might nose dive, he might not. no need to use guaranteed money when you dont have to.

  • ryan72384

    Hard to believe after only 2 years he’s already second in franchise history in made post season field goals

  • Rotten Sircus

    Smart move heading into Free Agent Frenzy !!!

  • Steel Your Face

    Fantastic signing!

  • lyke skywalker

    Let me reframe the headline: “Steelers re-sign entire redzone offense.”

  • DarthYinzer

    Me likey. Boswell has been solid. And we should never mention Scob** again. Ever.

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    Whose jersey is framed in the background? I don;t think Edmund or Darrell were issued 87.

  • T R

    yeah where is he that Jordy Nelson jersey is framed?

  • Beaver Falls Hosiery

    same agent?

  • Ralph Wagner

    You got that right. LOL

  • Jay Clam 2021

    Wtf is that jordy nelson jersey for? lmao

  • J.

    I believe he is actually tied for 2nd with Anderson and Gerela. While some might look at it as impressive it could simply be he has benefited from the Steelers not being able to punch it into the endzone when in the red zone. 9 of his 15 Field Goals have come inside the red zone and 4 of those 9 have come inside the 10 yard line. Kudos for him hitting the kicks but the Steelers have got to finish drives better if they want to hoist #7.

  • OIF3gunner

    Stud

  • OIF3gunner

    Guessing it’s his agents office.
    LOL, lmao, rofl, XD