The Pittsburgh Steelers announced a new five-year contract with kicker Chris Boswell on Tuesday.
Terms were not disclosed, but his agent confirmed it was a $20 million deal with $12.5 million guaranteed.
Boswell, 31, has been with Pittsburgh since signing as an undrafted free agent in October 2015.
“It feels really good. I am glad we got it done,” Boswell said Tuesday at training camp at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. “We are still early in camp, so it gives us plenty of time to get back to work. We have a lot more to do.”
He has connected on 182 of 206 field-goal attempts (88.3 percent) and 231 of 245 extra-point attempts (94.3 percent) in 104 games over seven seasons. He made the Pro Bowl in 2017.
Boswell holds several Steelers records, including career and single-season FG percentage (95 in 2020), consecutive field goals made (25 from 2019-20), single-season points (142 in 2017) and field goals of 50 or more yards (17).
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The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to sign kicker Chris Boswell, one of the most accurate placekickers in NFL history, to a four-year contract extension, according to multiple reports Monday.
Per numerous outlets, Boswell will receive $20 million in the deal with $12.5 million in guaranteed salary.
With the extension, Boswell will be highest-paid kicker in league history along with Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker.
Boswell, 31, is coming off the strongest season of his career — especially with regard to long distance success. In addition to putting up career highs in both field goals made (36) and attempted (40), the seven-year veteran went an astounding 19-for-22 (86.4 percent) from 40 yards or longer.
Boswell converted 11 field goals (in 13 tries) from 40-49 yards in 2021, which tied his previous career best. After making only nine field-goal attempts from 50 yards or deeper in his first six seasons, he went 8-for-9 last season — with a long of 56 yards.
Boswell’s career 88.4 field-goal percentage ranks fourth best in league all-time — with Tucker first at 91.1 percent. Boswell capped his 2021 campaign with a game-winning 36-yard boot in overtime in the Steelers’ season finale, a 16-13 win over Tucker’s Ravens that helped clinch a playoff berth for Pittsburgh.
Originally an undrafted free agent out of Rice in 2015, Boswell has 777 career points with four seasons of 100 or more — with a career-high 142 in 2017, when he made his lone Pro Bowl appearance.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers signed kicker Josh Lambo to their practice squad Tuesday with Chris Boswell in the concussion protocol.
The team also added defensive end Taco Charlton to the 53-man roster to fill the spot of Melvin Ingram III, traded earlier in the day to Kansas City.
Lambo is insurance in the event Boswell doesn’t clear the concussion protocol in time for the Week 9 game against the Chicago Bears on Monday night.
Boswell left last Sunday’s game in the first half following a failed fake field goal attempt. He was nailed by Cleveland defensive tackle Jordan Elliott as he threw. Boswell was evaluated at halftime and ruled out for the rest of the game.
Lambo was cut by Jacksonville last month after three games. He kicked in 46 games over parts of five seasons for the Jaguars. In 78 career games, Lambo has connected on 87.1 percent of his field goal attempts and 89.9 percent of extra point tries.
The Steelers also signed DT Kahlil Davis to the practice squad and released DL Chris Slayton from the 16-man unit. Davis is the twin brother of Steelers DT Carlos Davis.
Charlton was signed to the practice squad on Sept. 21. He was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. In four seasons he has recorded 11 sacks, 20 quarterback hits and 12 tackles for loss. He has played in 45 games (12 starts) with the Cowboys, Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs and Steelers.
–Field Level Media