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Cut loose Monday

Sloman was waived by the Steelers on Monday.

Analysis: Sloman was let go and brought back to the Steelers' practice squad multiple times last season. In a corresponding move, undrafted free agent Nick Sciba was signed by Pittsburgh.

May 16, 2022 4:09 PM EST


New contract with Steelers

The Steelers signed Sloman to a reserve/future contract Tuesday, Teresa Varley of the team's official website reports.

Analysis: Sloman spent the 2021 season on and off of the Steelers' practice squad, but he will now return to the team for the 2022 campaign. The kicker will likely remain an emergency option behind starter Chris Boswell as he enters his third year in the NFL.

Jan 18, 2022 2:11 PM EST



Returns to practice squad

Sloman was signed to the Steelers' practice squad Friday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Analysis: Sloman was cut from the Steelers' practice squad on Monday and has been let go and signed back multiple times this season. The 24-year-old will likely remain on the practice squad as an emergency option for regular kicker Chris Boswell.

Jan 14, 2022 5:14 PM EST


Cut by Pittsburhg

Sloman was released from the Steelers' practice squad Monday.

Analysis: Sloman was signed to the practice squad Saturday as an emergency kicking option for Week 18, and he's now been let go. The 24-year-old appeared in eight games between the Rams and Titans in 2020 and went 10-for-13 on field-goal attempts and 23-for-26 on PATs.

Jan 10, 2022 5:57 PM EST


Added to practice squad

Sloman signed with the Steelers' practice squad Saturday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Analysis: Sloman was cut from the practice squad Tuesday, but he rejoins them just four days later. He'll continue to be emergency depth behind Chris Boswell, should the Steelers sneak into the playoffs.

Jan 8, 2022 6:12 PM EST



Gets cut Tuesday

Sloman was cut from the Steelers' practice squad Tuesday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Analysis: Sloman has been cut and resigned to the Steelers' practice squad multiple times this season. With the Steelers season potentially coming to a close Sunday against the Browns, Sloman may be officially be done with the Steelers for the season.

Jan 4, 2022 2:52 PM EST


Joins Steelers' practice squad

Sloman has re-signed with the Steelers' practice squad, Teresa Varley reports.

Analysis: Sloman will now be available for an emergency kicking situation going forward for the Steelers. He was cut from the team's practice squad earlier in the month. Starting kicker, Chris Boswell, is healthy and will be the only active kicker for the team's Monday night matchup with the Browns.

Jan 3, 2022 1:02 PM EST


Released from practice squad

Sloman was released from Pittsburgh's practice squad Monday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Analysis: Sloman was added to the Steelers' practice squad in late November, but he'll be let go after just over two weeks. Chris Boswell is healthy and will continue to serve as Pittsburgh's kicker.

Dec 13, 2021 12:54 PM EST


Joins Pittsburgh's practice squad

The Steelers signed Sloman to their practice squad Saturday, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official website reports.

Analysis: Sloman was signed by the Steelers at the start of July but released during training camp. Chris Boswell is the only other kicker on Pittsburgh's roster, but he's healthy and 21-for-22 on field-goal attempts this season, so this appears to be merely a precautionary move.

Nov 27, 2021 9:08 PM EST


Cut by Steelers

Sloman was released by the Steelers on Tuesday, Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Analysis: Sloman was the only other kicker on the roster besides longtime veteran Chris Boswell. He'll now look to join on with another team ahead of the regular season.

Aug 17, 2021 9:51 PM EST


Drills chip shot in preseason win

Sloman converted on a 22-yard field goal attempt and made both of his extra-point tries in Thursday's 24-16 preseason win over the Eagles.

Analysis: Although Chris Boswell made his lone extra-point try in the first half, Sloman saw plenty of work in the second half. In last week's Hall of Fame Game against the Cowboys, the 23-year-old also made a 48-yard attempt while missing a 49-yarder wide right. Boswell and Sloman should continue to compete for kicking duties ahead of the regular season, but Sloman has seen the majority of the work in the team's first two preseason games.

Aug 13, 2021 11:08 AM EST


Inks deal with Steelers

Sloman agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Pittsburgh on Thursday, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Sloman spent time between the Rams and the Titans during his rookie campaign in 2020, connecting on eight of 11 field-goal tries and 18 of 21 extra-point attempts. The Miami (OH) product will look to battle veteran incumbent Chris Boswell, who despite his strong kicking last season, missed three games due to injury. The move sets up a training camp battle between Sloman and Boswell, as both compete to earn the kicking job in Pittsburgh.

Jul 1, 2021 3:14 PM EST


Cut from practice squad

The Titans cut Sloman from the practice squad Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Analysis: Sloman was perfect for the Titans in the Week 17 win over the Texans, connecting on both field-goal attempts and all five extra-point tries. However, Stephen Gostkowski returned from the reserve/COVID-19 list for the postseason, bumping Sloman back to the practice squad. Before his stint in Tennessee, the rookie seventh-round pick out of Miami (Ohio) spent seven games with the Rams and connected on eight of 11 field-goal tries and 18 of 21 extra-point attempts. Sloman likely will latch on with another team before offseason programs start up.

Jan 12, 2021 3:37 PM EST


Directed to practice squad

Sloman reverted to the Titans' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Analysis: Stephen Gostkowski was in COVID-19 protocol, affording Sloman his first start with the Titans. With a division title hanging in the balance, Sloman was perfect, connecting on seven total kicks, including a 37-yard, game-winning field goal. The impressive performance should give the rookie solid job prospects moving forward, but Gostkowski likely has a grasp on the starting gig in the postseason.

Jan 5, 2021 1:18 PM EST


Kicks Titans to division title

Sloman made both of his field-goal attempts and all five of his extra-point attempts in Week 17 against the Texans.

Analysis: Sloman made a 47-yard field goal to open the scoring. He also closed the game with a game-winning kick off the upright and in from 37 yards away to help the Titans clinch the AFC South. Sloman was filling on for Stephen Gostkowski (COVID-19), who should be back in time for the team's opening round playoff matchup against the Ravens. Even in what is likely to be a short stint as the Titans' starting kicker, Sloman made a notable impact. Sloman will likely be returned to the team's practice squad.

Jan 3, 2021 9:34 PM EST


Elevated for season finale

The Titans elevated Sloman from the practice squad Saturday, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: With Stephen Gostkowski on the COVID-19 list, Sloman will be the Titans' starting kicker in Week 17. A seventh-round pick in April's draft, Sloman previously played in seven games for the Rams, connecting on eight of 11 field-goal attempts and 18 of 21 extra-point tries.

Jan 2, 2021 12:36 PM EST


Likely to kick for Titans in Week 17

Titans head coach Mike Vrabel hinted Friday that Sloman will serve as the team's kicker Week 17 against the Texans, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports.

Analysis: Stephen Gostkowski was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier this week and hasn't officially been ruled out for the regular-season finale, but Vrabel's comments at Friday's practice hint that the Titans aren't expecting the veteran kicker to be available. As a result, Sloman, who is on the team's practice squad, looks on track to be elevated to the 53-man roster prior to Saturday's deadline for Week 17 roster moves. Sloman previously appeared in seven games with the Rams this season, converting eight of 11 field-goal attempts and 18 of 21 extra-point tries.

Jan 1, 2021 11:19 AM EST


Heads to Music City

The Titans signed Sloman to the practice squad Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The rookie seventh-rounder was cut by the Rams on Oct. 27 after missing three kicks in a three-game stretch. Sloman will join Giorgio Tavecchio as the Titans' practice squad kickers. Meanwhile, Stephen Gostkowski has been a bit inconsistent this year, making just 65 percent of his field goals, so Sloman and Tavecchio will battle to be the No. 2 option with the playoffs in sight.

Nov 24, 2020 11:11 AM EST


Cut by Rams

The Rams waived Sloman on Tuesday.

Analysis: Sloman has struggled this season, and the Rams brought in Kai Forbath last week to compete with the rookie kicker. They opted to give Sloman one more chance Monday against the Bears, but he made just one of two field-goal attempts, leading to the team cutting him loose Tuesday. Forbath will take over as the team's starting kicker moving forward, while Sloman could seek out a practice squad role.

Oct 27, 2020 12:10 PM EST


Another kick blocked in win

Sloman connected on one of his two field-goal attempts and all three extra-point kicks during Monday's 24-10 win over the Bears. He had a 48-yard field-goal attempt blocked in the fourth quarter.

Analysis: The rookie's low-kick trajectory has been a consistent issue, and he's only connected on eight of 11 field-goal attempts while also missing three extra-point kicks through seven games. The Rams signed veteran kicker Kai Forbath on Tuesday, and it's likely he'll replace the struggling Sloman. Forbath hadn't passed the required COVID-19 protocols in time to play Monday.

Oct 27, 2020 7:17 AM EST


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