Report: Jaguars Trade Scobee To Steelers

The Jaguars have reportedly traded kicker Josh Scobee to the kicking needy Pittsburgh Steelers.

Change is the only constant in life.  

Jacksonville Jaguars fans will have to get used to change every time the team scores a touchdown or gets in the red zone as the team has reportedly dealt veteran and longest-tenured member, kicker Josh Scobee to the kicking needy Pittsburgh Steelers. 

Scobee confirmed the news to 1010XL radio earlier this morning. 

Although he was "just a kicker," Scobee was one of the faces of the franchise throughout his 11 years in Jacksonville and made several big kicks for the team including a 59-yard boot to beat the Indianapolis Colts in 2011.  

With Scobee's departure, the kicking job now belongs to Jason Myers, who has displayed one of the strongest legs in the NFL preseason.  Myers kickoffs have sailed through the end zones and he's connected on four of his five field goal attempts in the preseason, including a 55-yard effort in the team's Week 2 loss to the Giants. 

The move comes as somewhat of a surprise as teams usually aren't willing to go young at the kicker position, due to all the pressure involved.  

At this point, compensation for the deal is unknown. 

The Steelers are getting a veteran kicker who does his best work in pressure situations.  They are also getting a player with a $3.425 million salary in 2015, which was likely a catalyst for the move.  


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