The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed kicker Sam Sloman to a future contract for the 2022 season, the team announced on Tuesday.
Sloman spent most of the season bouncing on and off the team’s practice squad as the Steelers attempted to keep him available to play in case of emergency to stater Chris Boswell while also maximizing the number of available bodies for practice on a regular basis.
Sloman, 23, was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL Draft out of Miami University in Ohio. He started the season as the Rams’ primary kicker, and played in seven games, making 8 of 11 field goals and 18 of 21 extra points.
He was waived on Oct. 27 and was signed to the Tennessee Titans’ practice squad on Nov. 24. The Titans elevated him to the active roster for their final regular season game, and he made two field goals and five extra points.
Sloman spent this training camp and preseason in Pittsburgh.
The Steelers also signed defensive tackle Daniel Archibong, wide receiver Rico Bussey, defensive tackle Khalil Davis, guard Nate Gilliam, guard Malcolm Pridgeon, outside linebacker Delontae Scott, defensive back Linden Stephens, tight end Jace Sternberger, safety Donovan Stiner, long snapper Rex Sunahara and wide receiver Tyler Vaughns to reserve/future contracts on Tuesday.
The 12 signings, plus nine players from the injured reserve and COVID-19 reserve lists and the 53-man roster puts the Steelers’ offseason roster at 74 of the maximum 90.