Chris Boswell

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Lands on IR

The Steelers placed Boswell (groin) on injured reserve Thursday, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Boswell has been sidelined since picking up a right groin injury ahead of Pittsburgh's Week 8 loss to the Eagles. The eighth-year kicker went 12-for-16 on field goals and made all nine of his extra-point attempts over the first seven games of the season, and he is now set to sit out until at least Week 14 against Baltimore. In Boswell's absence, Matthew Wright, who made three of his four field-goal tries and went a perfect 8-for-8 on extra points over two elevations from the Chiefs' practice squad this season, will take over as the Steelers' staring kicker after signing with the team Wednesday.

Nov 10, 2022 1:24 PM EST


Lands on IR

Pittsburgh placed Boswell (groin) on injured reserve Thursday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Analysis: The Steelers' decision to sign another kicker (Matthew Wright) off the Chiefs' practice squad Wednesday already seemed to signal that Boswell wasn't on track to play Sunday against the Saints, but Boswell's move to IR means that he'll be sidelined for at least four games on account of the groin injury. Boswell, who sat out the Steelers' Week 8 loss to the Eagles before Pittsburgh went on bye Week 9, won't be eligible to return until the team's Dec. 11 matchup with the Ravens in Week 14.

Nov 10, 2022 1:17 PM EST



Sits out practice again

Boswell (groin) didn't practice Thursday, Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Analysis: Boswell picked up a groin injury ahead of Pittsburgh's Week 8 loss to the Eagles and has now missed his second straight practice to open Week 10. The 31-year-old's inability to participate coming off the Steelers' Week 9 bye week is a very discouraging sign for his availability, and he'll have just one more practice to increase his activity before Sunday's contest against New Orleans. Boswell converted 12 of his 16 field-goal attempts and all nine point-after tries over the first seven games of the season, and his absence would leave Michael Wright, who was signed off the Chiefs' practice squad Wednesday, to take over as Pittsburgh's starting kicker

Nov 10, 2022 1:12 PM EST


Doesn't practice Wednesday

Boswell (groin) didn't practice Wednesday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Boswell was sidelined for Week 8 due to a groin issue and still isn't ready to practice following the team's Week 9 bye. The veteran kicker will have two more opportunities to participate before the team needs to make a decision on his status for Sunday's matchup against the Saints, but the Steelers signed Matthew Wright to the 53-man roster Wednesday, which suggests Pittsburgh believes Boswell won't play in Week 10.

Nov 9, 2022 12:41 PM EST


Downgraded to out

Boswell (groin) will not play Sunday against the Eagles, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: The Steelers don't have a kicker on the practice squad, so it'll be interesting to see who eventually gets signed and elevated to the active roster. Boswell is currently tied for the sixth-most field-goal attempts this season, but he's also tied for the third worst field-goal percentage (75) among kickers with at least 10 attempts.

Oct 29, 2022 9:59 AM EST



Groin injury surfaces

Boswell (groin) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Mike DeFabo of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: This injury must have popped up late in the week, as Boswell was unable to practice Friday after being off the injury report Wednesday and Thursday. Already massive underdogs on the road against the undefeated Eagles, the Steelers could find themselves scrambling for a last-minute replacement kicker if Boswell's unable to suit up.

Oct 28, 2022 12:34 PM EST


Converts both kicks

Boswell made his lone field-goal attempt while converting his lone extra-point try during the Steelers' 16-10 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday.

Analysis: Boswell put the Steelers on the board with a 45-yard field goal in the second quarter Sunday and drilled an extra-point try later in the quarter, but the two teams were held scoreless during the second half. The 31-year-old has now converted 12 of 16 field-goal attempts while making all nine of his extra-point tries this season.

Oct 24, 2022 10:12 AM EST


Perfect against Buccaneers

Boswell converted both of his field-goal attempts while making both of his extra-point tries during Sunday's 20-18 win over Tampa Bay.

Analysis: After missing two kicks during last week's loss in windy Buffalo, Boswell was perfect against the Buccaneers to help lead the Steelers to the narrow victory. The 31-year-old has had plenty of work from 50-plus yards to begin the season but has made just 73.3 percent of his total field-goal attempts over the first six weeks of the year.

Oct 17, 2022 9:41 AM EST


Misses two kicks in windy Buffalo

Boswell converted one of his three field-goal attempts during the Steelers' 38-3 loss to the Bills on Sunday.

Analysis: The Steelers struggled to generate much offensive production Sunday, and Boswell missed 33-yard and 45-yard field-goal attempts since the wind was swirling in Buffalo. The 31-year-old had made eight of his 10 field-goal attempts over the first four weeks of the season, so he should be more effective when the Steelers play in more favorable weather conditions.

Oct 10, 2022 10:19 AM EST


Perfect in loss

Boswell converted both of his field-goal attempts while making both of his extra-point tries during the Steelers' 24-20 loss to the Jets on Sunday.

Analysis: Boswell missed a 49-yard attempt during last week's loss to the Browns, but he was perfect on two field-goal attempts from over 50 yards against the Jets. After making a career-high eight field goals from 50-plus yards last year, the 31-year-old has already converted four kicks from that distance over the first four weeks of the 2022 season.

Oct 3, 2022 8:25 AM EST


Misses 49-yard attempt in loss

Boswell made one of two field-goal attempts while converting both of his extra-point tries during the Steelers' 29-17 loss to Cleveland on Thursday.

Analysis: Boswell was perfect on two field-goal attempts last week, but he missed a 49-yard attempt wide right during the first quarter of Thursday's primetime matchup. Although the 31-year-old has made just six of eight field-goal attempts over the first three weeks of the season, he's had plenty of long-range work since the Steelers' offense hasn't been particularly efficient.

Sep 23, 2022 7:57 AM EST


Perfect in Week 2

Boswell converted both of his field-goal attempts during the Steelers' 17-14 loss to the Patriots on Sunday.

Analysis: Neither team was able to generate much offensive production during Sunday's Week 2 matchup, but Boswell put the Steelers on the board by making a 36-yard field goal in the second quarter. He also drilled a 52-yarder in the third quarter but didn't account for any more scoring in the narrow loss. The 31-year-old made a career-high eight field goals on nine attempts from 50-plus yards last season, and he's already converted two of three attempts from that range over the first two weeks of the 2022 season.

Sep 19, 2022 10:17 AM EST


Drills game-winner in OT

Boswell made three of four field-goal attempts while converting both of his extra-point tries during Sunday's 23-20 overtime win over the Bengals.

Analysis: Special teams became an issue for both squads late in Sunday's season opener, as Evan McPherson had an extra-point try blocked with zero seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime before missing a 29-yarder in overtime. Boswell was perfect over his four kicks in regulation, but he had a 55-yard field-goal attempt hit the left upright with 2:27 remaining in the extra period. However, he had a chance to redeem himself later and drilled a 53-yard attempt as time expired in overtime to give the Steelers the season-opening win. Boswell had a career-high 40 field-goal attempts in 2021, and he certainly saw plenty of work during Sunday's matchup to begin the 2022 campaign.

Sep 12, 2022 9:23 AM EST


Busy in preseason finale

Boswell converted four of his five field-goal attempts while making his lone extra-point try during Sunday's 19-9 preseason win over the Lions.

Analysis: Boswell had a 29-yard field-goal attempt blocked early in the third quarter Sunday, but he was otherwise perfect while accounting for most of Pittsburgh's scoring during the final game of the preseason. The 31-year-old had missed his only other preseason field-goal attempt ahead of Sunday's matchup, but he enters the regular season as the clear starting kicker for the Steelers after agreeing to a four-year, $20 million extension with Pittsburgh in early August.

Aug 29, 2022 11:49 AM EST


Gets top-of-market payday

Boswell agreed to a four-year, $20 million contract extension with the Steelers on Monday, thus tying him with Baltimore's Justin Tucker as the highest-paid kickers in league history, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Analysis: Boswell was entering the final year of his current contract with Pittsburgh, so this new extension should tie him to the team for the next five seasons. The one-time Pro Bowler has been incredibly solid during his seven-year career with the Steelers, converting at least 84 percent of his field-goal attempts every season except for the 2018 campaign. Boswell is just two years removed from hitting a career-long 59-yard field goal, and he is coming off a 2021 season in which he made 36 of his 40 field-goal tries and missed just two extra points. The 31-year-old's new extension includes $12.5 million in guaranteed salary - a mark that also matches Tucker for the highest in NFL history.

Aug 1, 2022 3:17 PM EST


Drills game-winner in OT

Boswell converted all three of his field-goal attempts while making his lone extra-point try in Sunday's 16-13 OT win over the Ravens.

Analysis: Boswell was responsible for the Steelers' only points in the first half with his 28-yard field goal in the first quarter, and he later helped send the team to the playoffs with his 36-yard field goal with just under two minutes remaining in overtime. The 30-year-old made at least three field goals in three of the last four games of the regular season and converted 12 of 14 field-goal attempts while making all five of his extra-point tries across that span.

Jan 10, 2022 7:47 AM EST


Perfect in Week 17

Boswell made all four of his field-goal attempts while converting both of his extra-point tries in Monday's 26-14 win over the Browns.

Analysis: Boswell had missed a field-goal attempt in each of the last three games, but he bounced back in Monday's primetime matchup. He made a 22-yarder in the first half before making three field goals in the second half to help propel the Steelers to the victory. Across his 10 appearances since Pittsburgh's Week 7 bye, the 30-year-old has made 22 of 25 field-goal attempts while converting 14 of 16 extra-point tries.

Jan 4, 2022 10:38 AM EST


Lackluster results Sunday

Boswell made one of two field-goal attempts and converted his lone extra-point try in Sunday's 36-10 loss to Kansas City.

Analysis: Boswell missed a 36-yard attempt wide left in the second quarter Sunday, but he put the Steelers on the board with a 34-yarder in the third quarter. The 30-year-old made 24 of 25 field-goal attempts across his first 12 appearances of the 2021 campaign, but he's now made just five of eight field-goal attempts across the last three games.

Dec 26, 2021 8:25 PM EST


Busy against Titans

Boswell converted four of five field-goal attempts while making his lone extra-point try in Sunday's 19-13 win over Tennessee.

Analysis: Although Boswell missed a 56-yarder just before halftime Sunday, he was still quite productive and helped propel the Steelers to the win in the low-scoring contest. The 30-year-old has made multiple field goals in five of the last seven games, and he's converted 16 of 18 field-goal attempts while making 11 of 13 extra-point tries during that time.

Dec 20, 2021 7:27 AM EST


Drills two extra points

Boswell missed his lone field-goal attempt while making both of his extra-point tries in Thursday's 36-28 loss to the Vikings.

Analysis: Boswell wasn't very involved in Thursday's matchup as the Steelers played from behind for most of the game, but he missed a 49-yard attempt following the team's first drive of the contest. Although the 30-year-old had missed two extra-point tries across his last five appearances, his missed field goal Thursday was the first time he had missed a field-goal attempt since Week 3. Boswell has now made 24 of 26 field-goal attempts while converting 22 of 24 extra-point tries this season.

Dec 10, 2021 8:43 AM EST


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