Steelers sign kicker Chris Boswell to new 5-year contract

August 23, 2018 GMT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers and Pro Bowl kicker Chris Boswell have agreed to a new five-year contract that will keep him in black and gold through the 2022 season.

Boswell was entering the final season of his current deal and was scheduled to be a restricted free agent at the end of the year.

The Steelers initially signed Boswell following an open tryout in October 2015. He has become one of the best in the league over the last three seasons despite kicking in the tricky winds at Heinz Field. The 27-year-old made his first Pro Bowl in 2017 when he hit 35 of 38 field goal attempts and 37 of 39 extra point attempts.


Boswell made all four of his kicks from 50 yards and longer, and his three game-winning kicks as time expired tied for the NFL record for a single season since the 1970 merger.


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