Steelers' Shaun Suisham kicks U.S. citizenship through the uprights

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Shaun Suisham has had a long six months while rehabbing a torn anterior cruciate ligament, but Wednesday must have been less of a grind.

Suisham on Wednesday became an American while at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services's Pittsburgh-area branch.

Here's a picture of the Canada native courtesy of Steelers.com. He was with his family while becoming certified.

Suisham is from Ontario. He played his college ball at Bowling Green. Suisham was one of the league's most efficient kickers in his 10th NFL season, converting 29-of-32 field goals for Pittsburgh in 2014. But he injured his knee on a kickoff in the first preseason game of 2015. Free-agent Chris Boswell filled in admirably with -- wait for it -- 29-of-32 makes.

Having two good kickers is a good problem to have. Suisham, who is due $1.8 million in 2016, intends to retain his job, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

The Steelers could trade Suisham to save cap space, but it's doubtful they even consider that for months, if at all.