Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee turned 30 Saturday and he celebrated by tweeting he plans to kick at least another dozen years. But the one thing he didn’t get for his birthday was a new contract and the bigger question is what he will be doing in the next 21 days. Since Scobee is a free agent and the Jaguars put a franchise tag on him, the NFL rules state that he can’t sign a long term deal after July 16 until the end of the season.
Jaguars offensive guard Uche Nwaneri, entering his sixth season in the NFL, has started each of the last four seasons. Last season, he turned in perhaps the best of his five NFL seasons, garnering some recognition nationally as a possible Pro Bowl-level player as a member of an offensive line that helped Maurice Jones-Drew lead the NFL in rushing with a franchise-record 1,606 yards. Nwaneri recently sat down with jaguars.com senior writer John Oehser to discuss his thoughts as the 2012 season approaches.