The Pittsburgh Steelers are adding another kicker ahead of training camp.
The Steelers announced on Thursday the signing of kicker Sam Slomanto a one-year deal. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported earlier in the day that the club was expected to sign Sloman, pending a physical.
In order to make room for Sloman, Pittsbrugh waived/injured defensive tackle Demarcus Christmas, who will revert to the reserve/injured list if he clears waivers.
A seventh-round pick by the L.A. Rams in 2020, Sloman appeared in seven games in Los Angeles as a rookie, making 8-of-11 attempts with a long of 42 yards, and went 18-of-21 on point-after-tries.
After being released, the 23-year-old joined Tennessee late in the season and helped the Titans win the AFC South, nailing the game-winner as time expired in Week 17 -- he made both of his field-goal attempts (47 and 37 yards, respectively) and all five extra points in the victory over Houston.
Chris Boswell remains the Steelers' starting kicker after a rough 2018 and two stellar follow-up seasons. Adding a camp kicker like Sloman to take on some of the duties is no surprise, but barring injury, the job in Pittsburgh is still Boswell's.
Here's what else we're monitoring around the NFL on Thursday:
- The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will induct former defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin into their Ring of Honor later this year. The ceremony will take place during halftime of Tampa Bay's Week 2 game against the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 19. Kiffin spent 13 seasons as Bucs DC from 1996-2008 and was the leader of Tampa Bay's Super Bowl champion defense during the 2002 season.
- Once a starter for the Chicago Bears, wide receiver Cam Meredith has signed with the Canadian Football League's Winnipeg Blue Bombers, the team announced Thursday. Meredith began his NFL career in 2015 with the Bears and in 2016 had 888 receiving yards on 66 catches. Meredith's career took a monumental hit with a knee injury that sidelined him for all of the 2017 campaign. He later joined the Saints and most recently was with the Patriots, who cut him in 2019.