All 91 is a Pittsburgh Steelers Now series profiling each of the 91 members of the Steelers 2019 training camp roster.
9 • Chris Boswell, fifth-year kicker
Last year: Perhaps no Steelers returning starter enters training camp in a less-secure position with regards to their job. Boswell, fresh off a contract, had a miserable 2018, cost the Steelers at least three games with questionable misses and was mercifully placed on the injured reserve with a groin injury before the end of the season.
Stats: After making at least 84% of his field goals in each of his first three seasons, Boswell made just 65% (13 for 20) in 2018. He also missed a career-high five extra points.
He was particularly troubled on field goals from 40 to 49 yards. After making at least 75% from that range from 2015-17, he was just 50% a season ago.
Finished with 82 points, tied for second on the team.
Was 2 for 2 with a 49-yarder in a three-point win at New Orleans on December 28.
AHORA NO FALLÓ#NFLxFOX Chris Boswell inaugura la pizarra en New Orleans.
— FOX Sports MX (@FOXSportsMX) December 23, 2018
Camp outlook: Mike Tomlin said he is going to find ways to put some pressure on Boswell’s kicks during training camp to try to simulate game situations. Boswell will battle with undrafted rookie Matthew Wright out UCF.
Projected role: Wright’s numbers at UCF weren’t particularly impressive and Boswell has a pretty clear talent edge if he can return to form. If he doesn’t, the Steelers will likely cruise the waiver wire for a more-experienced second option.