QShaun Suisham K PIT 3 months ago

Suisham (knee) will have to fend off competition for the Steelers' kicking job, Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Susiham suffered a torn ACL in his non-kicking knee in August, causing him to miss the entire 2015 season. Rookie replacement Chris Boswell filled in more than capably, converting 36 of his 39 field-goal attempts and 27 of his 28 extra-point attempts between the regular season and playoffs. Suisham was excellent from 2012 to 2014, so he should at least have the opportunity to win back his job. Even if Boswell wins the battle, Suisham might find a landing spot with a different team.

QShaun Suisham K PIT 4 months ago

Suisham (knee) suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in the first game of the pre-season, resulting in his missing the entire 2015 season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With the success of rookie Chris Boswell, and considering that Suisham is owed over $10.5 million over the next three seasons while Boswell has one year remaining at $525,000, it remains to be seen if Suisham has played his last game as a Steeler.

QShaun Suisham K PIT 9 months ago

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham was placed on injured reserve Wednesday after suffering a torn ACL in Sunday's preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings, according to NFL.com. Garrett Hartley was signed to replace Suisham.

QShaun Suisham K PIT 9 months ago

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham will have surgery to repair his torn ACL this week, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Suisham has kicked for the Steelers for the last five years, but with this injury promising to land him on injured reserve, the team will work out available kickers in the coming days.

QShaun Suisham K PIT 9 months ago

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham indicated Monday that the knee injury he suffered during Sunday's Hall of Fame Game could be a torn ACL, according to NFL Network. Suisham injured himself while trying to make a tackle on a kickoff and immediately limped to the locker room for the remainder of the game. “I haven’t talked to him," Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said. "so I’m not going to speculate [on the injury].” The 33-year-old, who scored a career-high 132 points in the 2014 season, will undergo an MRI on Monday to confirm the nature of the damage to the knee. The Steelers are currently without another kicker on the roster and will bring in replacement candidates this week while Suisham is evaluated. The extent of the damage has not been confirmed, but it appears that Pittsburgh is preparing to be without the veteran kicker for an extended period of time.

QShaun Suisham K PIT 1 year ago

Suisham converted three-of-three field goals (22, 45, 47) in Pittsburgh's 30-17 Wild Card loss to Baltimore on Saturday.

Coming off of the best season of his career, Suisham delivered when given the opportunity, although the team was forced to go for a two-point conversion trailing late in the game. Suisham has now connected on his last six post-season field goal attempts dating back to 2011.

QShaun Suisham K PIT 1 year ago

Suisham made two-of-two field goals (25, 29) and 3-of-3 extra points in Pittsburgh's 27-17 win over Cincinnati on Sunday night.

Suisham finished the season seventh in scoring among kickers with 132 points. He converted 29-of-32 field goals and all 45 extra point attempts. The Steelers have Suisham under contract through 2018 and he should continue to produce for fantasy owners next season. That said, he faces the Ravens in a wild card game on Saturday, against which he averaged just 5.5 points in two games this season.

QShaun Suisham K PIT 1 year ago

Suisham converted both field goals (23, 23) and both extra point attempts in Pittsburgh's 20-12 win over Kansas City on Sunday.

This was Suisham's fifth consecutive game with eight or more points. For fantasy owners still playing in Week 17 he faces the Bengals, against whom he scored 10 points earlier this season.

QShaun Suisham K PIT 1 year ago

Suisham made both field goals (38, 38) and three-of-three extra point attempts in the Steelers' 27-20 win over Atlanta on Sunday.

Suisham continues to be reliable for fantasy owners, converting 25-of-28 field goals and all 40 extra point attempts. He should get plenty of scoring opportunities in Week 16 against the Chiefs, who rank 25th in the league, allowing opposing kickers eight fantasy points per game.

QShaun Suisham K PIT 1 year ago

Suisham made two-of-two field goals (22, 44) and four-of-four extra points in Pittsburgh's 42-21 win over Cincinnati on Sunday.

On the year, Suisham has now converted 23-of-26 field goals and all 37 extra point attempts. He is a top 10 kicker, averaging over eight fantasy points per game.