Jaguars trade veteran kicker Josh Scobee to Steelers

Monday August 31st, 2015

The Jacksonville Jaguars have traded veteran kicker Josh Scobee to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the kicker told Jeff Prosser of 1010 XL. 

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network first reported the news.

Scobee was a fifth-round pick for the Jaguars in the 2004 NFL draft and was the longest-tenured Jaguar player. Scobee, 33, played in 168 games with the Jaguars and scored 1,022 total points with the team. 

The Steelers lost kicker Shaun Suisham after he tore his ACL during the first game of the preseason on Aug. 9. Two days later, Pittsburgh signed kicker Garrett Hartley to replace Suisham. On Saturday, Hartley injured his hamstring, and will likely miss the Steelers' first game of the regular season.

Rookie Jason Myers will now take over the kicking job for the Jaguars. Myers has made 4 of 5 field goal attempts this preseason. Jacksonville signed Myers to a three-year, $1.575 million contract in March. 

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- Xandria James

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