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What's the dope on Boswell?

Discussion in 'Steelers Talk' started by Stone, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2019
    Missed this earlier this week and have not observed any comments. From steelers.com and some of Labriola's comments,

    • In the news this week was that Chris Boswell agreed to postpone a $2 million roster bonus that was to be paid to him this offseason. With Boswell’s permission, the bonus now will be paid following the team’s preseason finale vs. the Carolina Panthers, which is slightly less than 48 hours before the NFL requires all teams to cut their rosters to 53 players. In other words, Boswell is going to have to compete for his bonus.

    So this puts the onus on Boz, compete, win the contest, or do not get paid the bonus and rest of your contract. Not sure what the cap hit is if he gets cut, but that roster Bonus is now in the hands of management.
  2. Steel_Elvis

    Steel_Elvis Staff Member Mod Team

    Nov 4, 2011
    This tells me that he likely would have been cut before the roster bonus was due had he not agreed to this.
  3. Vox Ferrum

    Vox Ferrum Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2019
    Agreed, and though this just became public this week, makes me wonder if they put the ultimatum to him before they cut McCrane. Guess we will never know, but looks like he will have to make his mark by the 3rd preseason game or be cut.
  4. Mcgee

    Mcgee Active Member

    Oct 2, 2016
    Think this kid has a good attitude and is mentally tough. Wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't have a great comeback season. Heinz has a way of getting in your head. Must defeat Heinz!

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