Suisham was released by the Steelers on Friday.
The Steelers revealed that Suisham suffered a setback in his recovery from knee surgery and will be sidelined a while longer, which prompted his release to free up a roster spot. With Suisham no longer around, Chris Boswell is the clear favorite to open the season as the Steelers' kicker.
Suisham is still recovering from a torn ACL on his non-kicking leg, which ended his 2015-16 season, Mark Kaboly of TribLive.com reports.
Suisham has yet to attempt a kick due to the injury he suffered over 10 months ago, and is unsure if he'll be ready for the late-July start of training camp. Chris Boswell, heading into his sophomore campaign, filled in for Suisham last season, converting 36 of 39 field-goal attempts and 27 of 28 extra-point attempts. The two are expected to compete for the starting job, but even if Suisham isn't able to win back the gig he's held for three seasons, he could find his way onto another team's roster given his impressive track record.
Suisham (knee) will have to fend off competition for the Steelers' kicking job, Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.
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.
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.
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.
Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham was placed on the Reserve/Injured List, the team announced Wednesday. Suisham tore the ACL in his left knee, which will require season-ending surgery.
Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham fears he may have tore his ACL during Monday's Hall of Fame game, according to NFL.com.
Steelers placekicker Shaun Suisham sustained what Mike Tomlin described as a "potentially significant" left knee injury during the Hall of Fame Game on Sunday, per the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Tomlin did not elaborate on when or how Suisham suffered the injury. He kicked off to start the second half and left the field shortly thereafter. He left the locker room with his knee heavily wrapped.
Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham made all three of his field-goal attempts in his team's 30-17 loss to the Ravens in Saturday's Wild Card matchup.
Suisham broke a scoreless tie with a 45-yard kick late in the first quarter and added field goals from 22 and 47 yards out to put his team within one point heading into halftime. He didn't get the opportunity to add any points in the second half, as the Steelers went for two on their only touchdown of the half.
Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham made two field goals and three extra points in his team's 27-17 win over the Bengals in Week 17.
Suisham connected from 29 and 25 yards out in the second quarter to help give his team a 20-10 halftime advantage, and they were able to maintain that margin in the second half. The kicker finishes the regular season with 29 field goals in 32 attempts, but he went just 1-for-3 in attempts of 50 yards or more, with both misses coming at home. He'll have to kick at home in the first round of the playoffs when the Ravens come to town Saturday.
Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham made both of his field goal attempts as well as both of his extra points in Pittsburgh's 20-12 win over Kansas City.
Both of Suisham's field goals were from 23 yards out. He is now 27 for 30 on field goal attempts this year.
The Steelers will take on the Bengals in Week 17.
Steelers placekicker Shaun Suisham certainly played a role in his team's Week 15 win in Atlanta. He nailed two field goal attempts of 38 yards in the first quarter and hit on all three extra points.
Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham made two field goals and added four extra points in Pittsburgh's 42-21 win over the Bengals.
Suisham made field goals of 22 and 44 yards. He is now 23 for 26 on field goals this year.
Pittsburgh will head to Atlanta for Week 15.
Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham made three of his four field goal attempts on Sunday in Pittsburgh's 35-32 loss to the Saints.
Suisham hit from 49, 31, and 47 in the game. He also added one extra point.
The Steelers face off against the Bengals in Week 14.
Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham booted 49- and 23-yard field goals Monday, making him 18 of 20 this season. He added three PATs for nine points. Suisham is on a bye Week 12.
Steelers placekicker Shaun Suisham had an eventful afternoon against the Jets on Sunday. It all started well enough when he booted a career-long 53-yarder to open the second quarter. But he shanked a 23-yarder wide left later in the game - it was the shortest miss in the NFL this season.
Suisham also misfired on an onside kick with a minute left, striking a line drive that would have made Andrew McCutchen proud rather than a bouncer that could have given his team a chance to recover.
Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham made five extra points Sunday but didn't receive a field-goal opportunity in his team's 43-23 win over the Steelers in Week 9.
Suisham should have had one more extra point in the game, but a mishandled snap led to an impromptu two-point conversion thrown by the placeholder. Suisham hasn't attempted a field goal in either of his last two games, but that's what happens when your quarterback averages six touchdowns a game. The Steelers are set to face the Jets in Week 10.
Steelers placekicker Shaun Suisham was called upon only to kick extra points Sunday as he got to watch teammate and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger toss touchdown after touchdown. Suisham did boot every try through the uprights.
Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham improved to 14 of 15 on field goals by drilling three in Monday's win over Houston. Suisham connected from 44, 30 and 40 yards and added three PATs for a 12-point night.
He'll face the Colts in Week 8.
Steelers placekicker Shaun Suisham certainly can't take any of the blame for his team's lopsided loss against the host Browns. He made his only field goal attempt from 20 yards out and booted his only extra point try through the uprights.
Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham totaled five points during a 17-9 win Week 5 at Jacksonville. Suisham made a 24-yard field goal and two extra points.
The five points were a season low for Suisham. The Steelers are back in action Week 6 at Cleveland.