In what has been a “busy” week for free agency in Pittsburgh, some decidedly good news arrived as Chris Boswell announced that he’d signed his restricted free agent tender. The Steelers had extended Chris Boswell a 2nd round tender worth $2,914,000, and Boswell could have signed with another team had that team been willing to give up a 2nd round pick to get Boswell.
However, now that Boswell has signed the tender, he is bound to the Steelers for the 2018 season, although Pittsburgh could and presumably will try to sign the place kicker to a long term deal this summer.
- If fan reaction on this site is in anyway a gauge, the move will be quite popular within Steelers Nation.
Chris Boswell won our Steelers free agency poll, and he won it by a landside, clocking in at 82 votes, well ahead of Roosevelt Nix, another restricted free agent, who came in with 62.
- Anthony Chickillo came in third with 53 votes, followed by 50 for punter Jordan Berry. Both men are restricted free agents.
Le’Veon Bell came in 5th with 49 votes, although most of his came in early, before Le’Veon Bell’s social media tantrums began in earnest. After Bell, Eli Rogers’ 37 votes were good enough for 6th place, the injured now unrestricted free agent remains unsigned. Rogers was followed by a tie for 7th place between Stevan Ridley and Chris Hubbard, with Ridley being resigned and Hubbard off to Cleveland.
Unsigned Arthur Moats came in 8th place with 22 votes, with Fitzgerald Toussiant coming in 9th with 14 votes. Justin Hunter, who was recently resigned, came in 10th appropriately after getting 10 votes. Eleventh place brought up another tie, between resigned Daniel McCullers and unsigned Sean Spence who both polled 9 votes.
- Finally, Greg Durce, the Steelers free agent cornerback came in last place.
No one likes to come in last, but given that no one has ever heard of Greg Durce, polling 4 votes isn’t bad.
As always, thank yous go out to everyone who participated in what was one of our most successful polls. If you haven’t yet, please take a moment to vote in our Steelers 2018 Draft Needs poll.