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Steelers Sign K Matthew Wright to 53-man Roster

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Steelers kicker Matthew Wright

The Steelers have signed kicker Matthew Wright to the 53-man roster from the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad, the team announced Wednesday.

The move comes one day after the team waived Nick Sciba from the practice squad and moved on from Ryan Anderson, who was previously on the 53-man roster. It is a move that signals bad news for Chris Boswell who suffered a groin injury prior to the team’s matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Wright, a Lancaster native, was previously on the Steelers in 2019 and 2020. He has floated around to various teams since then after being undrafted out of UCF in the 2019 NFL Draft. In 2020, Wright kicked for the Steelers in three games and made all four field goals and seven extra points during his tenure with Pittsburgh. His long that season was from 46 yards out.

In his career is 28 of 30 on extra points and 28 of 32 on field goals made with a career-long of 59, which he made this year while in Kansas City. Wright was the primary kicker in Jacksonville in 2021, starting 14 games for the Jaguars. He went 21 of 24 with a season-long of 56 yards.

Wright’s third stint with the Steelers could be the longest one yet with the appearance that Boswell is down with an injury for a potentially significant length of time. Because Wright was signed from a practice squad, he must on the active roster for at least three games.

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