JACKSONVILLE, FL - JULY 28: Kicker Josh Scobee #10 of the Jacksonville Jaguars kicks during training camp at Florida Blue Health and Wellness practice fields on July 28, 2011 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew isn't the only player not in attendance at mandatory minicamp and OTAs and may not be the only player who could miss some of training camp. Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee, who was hit with the franchise tag in the offseason, hasn't signed his deal or reported to the team yet either. The Jaguars still anticipate him kicking for them this season, however.
"You mean this season?" Jaguars general manager Gene Smith told Tania Ganguli of The Florida Times-Union. "I anticipate him kicking for us this season and hopefully that's the case in the future."
If Scobee decides to play on the franchise tender, it will pay him roughly $2.88 million for the 2012 season. The team and Scobee have until July 16 to work out a new longterm deal before Scobee is limited to just playing on the tag.
"We're motivated to get a long-term deal done at any point in time that we're able to, and that's still our position," Smith told the Times-Union.