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Steelers Sign Wake Forest K Nick Sciba after Rookie Camp Tryout



Steelers kicker Nick Sciba

The Pittsburgh Steelers have agreed to sign former Wake Forest kicker Nick Sciba, the team announced on Monday after his participation in the team’s rookie minicamp over the weekend.

Sciba (5-foot-9, 191 pounds) finished his career with the Demon Deacons having made his last 34 field goals and holds the NCAA record with an 89.9 field goal percentage. His 433 career points are third in ACC history. He was a semifinalist for the 2021 Lou Groza Award and was a first-team All-ACC selection.

To make room for Sciba on the 90-man roster, the Steelers released kicker Sam Sloman. Sloman had several stints with the Steelers throughout the 2021 season, but did not appear in a regular season game.

Sciba will enter the offseason attempting to compete for the starting kicker role with incumbent Chris Boswell, but that will be a tough job for the 21-year old Clover, South Carolina native. Boswell has established himself as one of the most reliable kickers in the NFL over the last few seasons, finishing with a 90% or above field goal percentage in each of the last three years. He has missed one field goal under 40 yards since 2019.

The Steelers have kept a kicker on their expanded practice squad for most of the last two seasons. It’s unclear if the teams will continue to have expanded practice squads in 2022 with relaxed COVID-19 protocols, or if they will return to the previous limits.

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