UPDATE: The Steelers have released Josh Scobee, and officially signed Chris Boswell.
The Steelers have signed free agent kicker Chris Boswell. Josh Scobee is released.
— Ray Fittipaldo (@rayfitt1) October 3, 2015
The Pittsburgh Steelers hosted a duo of placekickers to possibly replace Josh Scobee, and it seems the team has found their man in Chris Boswell.
A change at kicker: Steelers are going to sign K Chris Boswell, per @caplannfl.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 3, 2015
After trying out Kai Forbath and Boswell over the weekend, the Steelers have decided to go with Boswell to replace Scobee as the Steelers' placekicker for the duration of the 2015 season.
Boswell will be the 4th placekicker the team has had since the start of training camp, and although Boswell lacks NFL experience, a steady leg is all that is asked of the kicker out of Rice. The big question regarding this situation is the Steelers have yet to officially release Scobee, whom the team traded a conditional draft pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars to acquire his services.
Scobee was due for $2.5 million dollars in 2015, a number decreased from his overall salary as the Jaguars agreed to pay a portion of his salary this season. Scobee has missed 4 field goals and an extra point in 2015, and Mike Tomlin's hesitation of using Scobee at a crucial point in the overtime quarter against the Baltimore Ravens had to writing on the wall of Scobee's future with the team.
Stay tuned to BTSC for any news from the Steelers with the kicker situation moving forward.