The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed kicker Josh Lambo to their practice squad, the team announced on Tuesday.
Lambo is a 30-year-old native of Lansing, Michigan. He’s in his seventh NFL season, with a career 87.1 field goal percentage and a long of 59 yards.
The Steelers may be without kicker Chris Boswell for an unknown amount of time. Boswell was placed in the NFL concussion protocol after taking a big hit on a fake field goal in the Steelers’ win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday.
Head coach Mike Tomlin confirmed on Tuesday that Boswell remains in the concussion protocol. The Steelers will begin their week of practice in preparation for Monday night’s game against the Chicago Bears on Wednesday.
A former soccer player, Lambo joined the Texas A&M football team in 2012 and spent three seasons with the Aggies before joining the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2015.
Lambo beat out incumbent Nick Novak for the starting job and hit 26 of 32 field goals as a rookie. He posted the same numbers in 2016, after which, the Chargers replaced him with Younghoe Koo in the fall of 2017.
He signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars that October and maintained the starting placekicker job in Jacksonville through the first part of the 2020 season. Lambo suffered two hip injuries in 2020 that cut his season short. He was released by the Jaguars on Oct. 19, with Jacksonville choosing to go with former Steelers backup Matthew Wright instead.