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Steelers place K Chris Boswell on IR

We discuss the Pittsburgh Steelers adding K Chris Boswell to Injured Reserve.

Chris Boswell #9 of the Pittsburgh Steelers kicks a field goal during the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium on October 23, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping that their bye week can change the course of their season. They head into a Week 10 matchup with the New Orleans Saints with a 2-6 record, and they are in fourth place in the AFC North. As the team goes into its second half of the season, they will do so without kicker Chris Boswell. He has been dealing with a groin injury and will need extra time to recover.

Boswell had made 12 of his 16 field goal attempts in seven games this year. He made all nine of his extra points and helped the Steelers to their Week 1 overtime win against the Cincinnati Bengals. Since then, the Steelers offense has been in shambles, and they haven’t found their footing. This hasn’t led to more opportunities for Boswell, but if they can find a spark coming out of the bye week, it could in the future.

For now, the Steelers have signed Matthew Wright from the Kansas City Chiefs practice squad, and he will have to be active for the team for at least the next three weeks per league rules.