Josh Scobee's miserable fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens cost him his job.
The Steelers cut the veteran kicker on Saturday, less than 48 hours after a pair of late missed field goals by Scobee helped the Ravens rally for a 23-20 overtime victory.
Pittsburgh replaced Scobee on the roster with Chris Boswell, who has spent time with the Houston Texans and New York Giants but has never kicked in a regular season game.
The Steelers acquired Scobee from Jacksonville on Aug. 31 in exchange for a sixth pick in the 2016 draft following injuries to Shaun Suisham and Garrett Hartley in the preseason. Scobee, the leading scorer in Jacksonville history, made just 6 of 10 field goals and also missed an extra point.
Like all those before him, Boswell should have fantasy value given the talent on the Pittsburgh offense and its ability to move the ball. Of course, the offense takes a bit of a hit with Michael Vick at QB, but Ben Roethlisberger is expected to return which will given everyone a boost. Boswell is at least worth considering if you're in need at the position.
Josh Scobee is a solid NFL kicker. Last season, he was 4-5 from beyond 50 yards.
Playing for Jacksonville, Scobee just doesn't get the opportunities of some other kickers.
Scobee has missed just seven field goals in the past three seasons and is 10-13 from beyond 50 over that time. But he doesn't get the chances of other kickers. He only had 25 field goal attempts and 23 PAT attempts last season.