The Pittsburgh Steelers are signing kicker Nick Sciba in order to offset the absence of injured starter Chris Boswell for Sunday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, a source told Steelers Now.
Sciba, 22, is a rookie out of Wake Forest that spent all of the offseason, training camp and preseason with the Steelers after being signed as an undrafted free agent after a tryout on May 16. Sciba was released on Aug. 23.
The Steelers have the option of signing Sciba directly to the 53-man roster or adding him to the practice squad and making him a game-day elevation. Either way, with Boswell out, he will kick for the Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field against the Eagles on Sunday. The Steelers will need to make a corresponding roster move to add Sciba to either the practice squad or the active roster.
The 5-foot-9, 191-pound Sciba played in two of the Steelers preseason games this summer. He made both field goal attempts, one from 21 yards and another from 38 yards, and all three extra point attempts. Sciba kicked nine kickoffs, with two touchbacks.
Sciba was a four-year regular at Wake Forest. He made all 193 extra points and 80 of his 89 field goals with the Demon Deacons, including his final 34 in a row. He holds the NCAA record with an 89.9 career 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.