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Panthers Sign Former Steelers Kicker



Steelers 49ers kicker Matthew Wright

The Carolina Panthers are signing former Steelers kicker Matthew Wright to the practice squad, the team announced. Wright has landed in multiple different spots, including with the New England Patriots earlier this season.

Wright has kicked in the league many places before, including in Pittsburgh a year ago, which aided him to get opportunities across the league. This is the second time this season that he has landed with the Panthers, but Wright has yet to land a full-time gig.

This season, Wright was cut by three different teams, including the Panthers, Patriots, and San Francisco 49ers at various points this season. Wright served as a backup for both the Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs last year, making 83.3% of his kicks with a long of 59 yards and going 15 for 15 on extra points. To his credit, Wright has been solid in the limited stints that teams have given him.

Wright did not get elevated from the practice squad for their clash with the Steelers at Acrisure Stadium while he was with the Patriots.

Wright originally signed with Pittsburgh as an undrafted free agent in 2019 before spending time with the XFL’s Tampa Bay Vipers. He came back to the Steel City in 2020, connecting on each of his four field goal attempts and seven extra point kicks.