Steelers re-sign kicker Chris Boswell to 5-year deal

DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 25: Kicker Chris Boswell #9 of the Pittsburgh Steelers kicks a second quarter field goal against the Denver Broncos during a game at Broncos Stadium at Mile High on November 25, 2018. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers are holding onto one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history.

The team has re-signed veteran Chris Boswell to a five-year deal that carries a total value of just over $23 million.

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Boswell was entering the final season of a four-year extension he signed before the 2018 season.

The signing gives Boswell some stability and the Steelers one of the most reliable kickers in the league.

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The 31-year-old has made more than 88% of his field-goal attempts since making the team through an open tryout during the 2015 season.

That’s the second-best percentage in league history among kickers with at least 200 attempts.