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Steelers sign kicker Chris Boswell, cut Josh Scobee

After a disastrous performance in Thursday night's overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Pittsburgh Steelers made a move at kicker.

The Steelers signed Chris Boswell, NFL Media's James Palmer reported, per a source.

To make room on the roster, the team announced they cut Josh Scobee.

Scobee missed two field goals in the final three minutes of the fourth quarter to set up the brutal loss. Coach Mike Tomlin clearly didn't trust his kicker on a pair of fourth-down plays in overtime leading to the defeat. Scobee made just six of 10 field goal tries and missed one extra point in four games in Pittsburgh.

The Steelersacquired Scobee and his $3.425 million salary from the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for a sixth-round pick in August.

Boswell, 24, spent training camp with the New York Giants. He was undrafted out of Rice and tried out for the Houston Texans in 2014 before being cut. Boswell, who has never attempted a kick in a regular-season game, boasts a strong leg and will now be relied on in one of the most difficult home fields for kickers in the NFL.

Boswell will be the fourth stab at kicker for Pittsburgh in 2015 after Shaun Suisham and Garrett Hartley both went on injured reserve.

The Steelers also tried out former Washington Redskins kicker Kai Forbath.

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