AAF Steelers Cut Kicker McCrane, Ex-AAF DB Tocho Published 2 weeks ago on May 9, 2019 By Alan Saunders 1shares Share Tweet Flipboard Reddit Comment EmailThe Steelers released kicker Matt McCrane and defensive back Jack Tocho on Thursday, opening roster spots ahead of their rookie minicamp and signaling at least a bit of faith in kicker Chris Boswell. McCrane, who was signed by the Steelers at the end of the 2018 season after Boswell was placed on the injured reserve list, was 3 for 3 on field goals in his lone game with Pittsburgh. The 24-year-old McCrane is a Kansas State grad and also spent time with the Arizona Cardinals and Oakland Raiders in his rookie season. Boswell, who is entering the first season of a four-year, $16.8 million contract extension that was signed before the 2018 season, is coming off his worst year statistically with the Steelers. In 2018, he hit 13 of 20 field goals overall, and 65% success rate was next-to-last in the league. Mention Steelers Now and save $10! The Steelers will still have some competition for Boswell this summer, as they singed Matthew Wright as an undrafted free agent just after the draft. Wright spent the last four years at UCF, where he made 77.5% of his field goals. Tocho, 23, signed with the Steelers after the AAF folded. He had been playing with the Birmingham Iron. The former seventh round pick of Minnesota spent the 2017 and 2018 seasons on practice squads of the Vikings and Washington Redskins. The Steelers will have their first-year players, draft picks, undrafted rookies free agents, and tryouts at rookie camp at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex on the South Side this Friday through Sunday. 1shares Share Tweet Flipboard Reddit Comment Email Related Topics:AAFChris BowellfeaturedJack TochoMatt McCranePittsburgh SteelersSteelers Up Next Steelers Invite 18 to Minicamp, Including Two Former WPIAL Players Don't Miss Steelers Sign Ulysees Gilbert Alan Saunders Continue Reading Advertisement You may like Haden, Nelson Have Steelers Hunting for Takeaways Report: Cleveland to Host 2021 NFL Draft Donte Moncrief Big Part of ‘New Guys’ Vying for Ben Roethlisberger’s Targets Cam Heyward: Steelers Drama Caused By ‘The Few, Not The Many’ Ben Roethlisberger Focused on Leadership in Wake of Antonio Brown Flap Sights and Sounds from Steelers OTA No. 1 Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Subscribe Latest Popular Videos Steelers1 hour ago Haden, Nelson Have Steelers Hunting for Takeaways NFL13 hours ago Report: Cleveland to Host 2021 NFL Draft Steelers14 hours ago Donte Moncrief Big Part of ‘New Guys’ Vying for Ben Roethlisberger’s Targets Steelers16 hours ago Cam Heyward: Steelers Drama Caused By ‘The Few, Not The Many’ Steelers18 hours ago Ben Roethlisberger Focused on Leadership in Wake of Antonio Brown Flap Analysis7 days ago 3 Reasons JuJu Smith-Schuster Will Continue to Ascend in 2019 Steelers Interviews5 days ago Exclusive with Former Steelers Safety, DB Coach Carnell Lake Analysis6 days ago Gauging the Steelers Confidence in Chris Boswell Steelers2 days ago Exclusive with Steelers LB Tuzar Skipper Steelers5 days ago Steelers Rookie Zach Gentry Trying to Work His Way into Pro Role Steelers Talk1 week ago Mic Drop: Devin Bush Face of Next Steelers Era Mike Tomlin Press Conference2 weeks ago Steelers HC Mike Tomlin 5/11/19 Steelers2 weeks ago Sights and Sounds from Steelers Rookie Minicamp, Day 2 Steelers2 weeks ago Sights and Sounds from Steelers Rookie Minicamp, Day 1 NFL Draft3 weeks ago Mic Drop: NFL Draft Recap Show Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!