The Pittsburgh Steelers are adding a kicker to their roster. To make room, they will be waiving a defensive lineman in the process.
The Steelers have waived defensive tackle Demarcus Christmas to make room for kicker Sam Sloman. Sloman is the second kicker Pittsburgh has brought in for training camp. He joins Chris Boswell in the special teams’ room.
“Thursday was not Christmas in July for defensive tackle Demarcus Christmas,” wrote Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. “The Steelers announced that they have waived Christmas in order to open up a spot on their 90-man roster for kicker Sam Sloman. A report earlier in the day indicated they were set to sign Sloman as long as he passed a physical.”
Sloman will compete with Boswell for the kicker position, but Boswell is expected to win the job. At the very least, Sloman can try and impress the Steelers’ coaching staff just in case they need a kicker later this year.
Steelers waive Demarcus Christmas to make room for Sam Sloman. https://t.co/LTbB1CNv13
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