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.