JACKSONVILLE, FL - MAY 05: Punter Bryan Anger # 19 during Jacksonville Jaguars Minicamp at EverBank Field on May 5, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida (Photo by Rick Dole/Getty Images)
The Jaguars struggled mightily at the punter position in 2011 following the departure of Adam Podlesh to Chicago. They lost Podlesh after they didn't make him a high priority in the offseason and allowed the Bears to scoop him up. It cost them.
Now they're not allowing Josh Scobee to leave like Podlesh, slapping the franchise tag on the kicker, but they're seeming to having difficulty negotiating the new contract that Scobee wants. Add in the puzzling fact that Bryan Anger still hasn't come to an agreement with the Jaguars and there's a apparent trend.
The majority of the NFL's rookies have already agreed to contracts with their respective teams, including four of the six Jaguars draft picks. Most of the remaining unsigned rookies are first round picks like Justin Blackmon, not third rounders like Anger. Even second rounder Andre Branch came to a contract agreement back in May.
Do the Jaguars have difficulties negotiating with kicking specialists? It would appear that they do.