Kevin Colbert Turns Down Chad Johnson’s ‘Offer’ To Kick For Steelers

Chris Boswell and Matthew Wright will duke it out for Pittsburgh Steelers’ kicking duties. But Chad Johnson wanted to make it a three-man race.

Earlier Sunday, he tweeted out his encounter with GM Kevin Colbert. On the same flight, Johnson lobbied for a kicker spot but was spurned by Colbert.

He did at least snap a photo of the two.

While Johnson was a headache to the Steelers as a receiver, he does have some kicking chops. He had a four day tryout with the MLS’ Kansas City team before signing a contract with Boca Raton FC this March.

In the NFL, he connected on an extra point in a preseason game against the New England Patriots back in 2009, too.

The Steelers are finding their way at kicker after Boswell’s miserable 2018 season before landing on IR late in the season. If Boswell doesn’t bounce back this summer, the team will be in a difficult spot. But it won’t be Johnson getting the nod, something I’m sure no Steelers’ fan will be upset about.

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