The Steelers elevated kicker Matthew Wright from the practice squad to the Active/Inactive roster for today's game against the Washington Football Team. The team also activated offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins from the Reserve/COVID-19 List and elevated offensive lineman Anthony Coyle to the Active/Inactive Roster from the practice squad as a COVID-19 replacement.
Kicker Chris Boswell landed on the team's injury report on Saturday with a hip injury and was listed as questionable to start. He was downgraded to doubtful on Sunday, which is why the team elevated Wright to the roster.
Wright is no stranger to the Steelers. He signed with the team as an undrafted free agent following the 2019 NFL Draft and spent the 2019 training camp with the team. Wright played at the University of Central Florida (UCF) where he still holds the school record for career points (375) and field goals made (55).
Hawkins, who was signed in September after a previous stint with the team, has played in eight games this season and is a backup at the tackle position. He was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 List on Nov. 27.
Coyle, who played at Fordham, was also elevated for the Baltimore game. He was signed this offseason after playing for the New York Guardians in the XFL. He was released before the start of the regular season but signed back to the practice squad. He entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent following the 2018 NFL Draft with the Houston Texans. After spending time with the Texans, he was signed to the Green Bay Packers practice squad. He also spent part of the 2019 season on the Atlanta Falcons practice squad. Coyle played in 48 games at Fordham, starting 10 at right tackle and 34 at left tackle. He was first-team All-Patriot league in his final two seasons.