From one former New York Giants’ placekicker to another. With Chris Boswell ailing, the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed Randy Bullock to kick Sunday against the Giants.
The #Steelers are signing K Randy Bullock, with Chris Boswell becoming injured. Quick work.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 3, 2016
Boswell was with the Giants during the 2015 preseason. He made all four of his field-goal attempts with the Giants before being cut. Boswell ended up kicking in 12 games for Pittsburgh last season, making 29-of-32 field-goal attempts. This season, Boswell has made 12-of-16 attempts. He has missed only one extra-point in 23 games.
Bullock was signed by the Giants to kick in the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys when Josh Brown was suspended. He got no field-goal attempts in that game, and made 2-of-3 extra points. He was cut when Brown returned.
When Brown was released, despite the fact that Bullock is earning a full season salary from the Giants as a vested veteran, the Giants chose to sign veteran Robbie Gould rather than bring Bullock back. Bullock has made 75-of-93 (80.6 percent) of his field goal attempts during his career, which began with the Houston Texans in 2012.