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Kai Forbath or Chris Boswell could replace Josh Scobee at the Pittsburgh Steelers

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have scheduled kicker tryouts tomorrow after several poor performances by their current kicker Josh Scobee.

Scobee was originally brought in by the AFC North side after their own kicker Shaun Suisham was hurt in the preseason during the Hall of Fame game against the Minnesota Vikings. 

But he hasn't lived up to the standard expected by the Steelers, and now, they've scheduled a tryout for any free agent kickers tomorrow for his possible replacement. 


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They can't allow the poor form of Scobee to continue for their side, as it is going to cost them more and more games, like it did last time in their 23-20 overtime loss to their divisional rivals, the Baltimore Ravens.

Scobee has converted three of seven field goal attempts from 40 to 49 yards this season. This is embarrassing when you compare it to Suisham's record of 30-for-30 on field goal attempts of 40 to 49 yards in the past three years. 

Two kickers that could be attending the tryout tomorrow have been named by different sources as Kai Forbath, according to, and Chris Boswell, according to NFL Network's James Palmer.

Forbath was part of the Washington Redskins from 2012 until he was released on September 14 this year, and he has an ok record. He converted 94 per cent of his kicks when the Redskins won the NFC East during his first season with the team. When he parted from the team, he had an overall conversion percentage from his three-year stay of just over 88.

Chris Boswell, on the other hand, hasn't been part of a 53-man roster since going undrafted in 2014, and has only been part of the Houston Texans and the New York Giants practice squads over the past two years.

In the NFL though, kickers come and go unless you discover a real gem. The Steelers might not discover that tomorrow, but they may find someone better than Scobee.

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