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Steelers to bring in Shaun Suisham to help Chris Boswell with kicking duties

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It seems the Steelers are sticking with Boswell after all.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly have settled on a kicker, just not a kicker who was part of the try-out which occurred at the team’s facility recently.

According to several sources, like Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the team is bringing in former kicker Shaun Suisham to help Chris Boswell work on his game.

While this might be a disappointment to some who wanted the team to make a change at the kicker position, it is at least better than them simply doing nothing and hoping Boswell somehow finds his old form sooner, rather than later.

When you think about it, if there is a kicker who can sympathize with Boswell, it would be Suisham. Suisham’s name still stings in the hearts of Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys fans, but after being left for dead he re-invented his career in Pittsburgh when the team needed a placekicker. In fact, if it weren’t for poor turf in Canton, OH when Suisham tore his ACL in the annual Hall of Fame game in the preseason, you might wonder if he would still be the team’s kicker?

Nonetheless, it looks as if the Steelers have settled on Boswell, but with a supplementary aide there to help him along the way. When you look at it in its totality, this isn’t a horrible decision. The team doesn’t have to eat a large chunk of Boswell’s salary, and there is hope he lives up to the contract he was given prior to the start of the season.

Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black-and-gold as they prepare for their Week 15 game vs. the New England Patriots.