JACKSONVILLE, FL - OCTOBER 24: Josh Scobee #10 of the Jacksonville Jaguars kicks a field goal against the Baltimore Ravens at EverBank Field on October 24, 2011 in Jacksonville Florida. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
The Jaguars haven't had the best of luck when it comes to negotiations with kicking specialists. An inability to re-sign Adam Podlesh left the Jaguars with Matt Turk and now a contract dispute with Josh Scobee has left them without a kicker officially under contract.
Yes, the Jaguars used their franchise tag on Scobee which is essentially a one-year contract worth $2.88 million. That is, it would be if Scobee was willing to sign it, which he hasn't. Instead the kicker is looking for a long-term deal with the team that drafted him and the only team he has ever played for.
Since the Jaguars have apparently had no interest in even negotiating with Scobee, there is a very real possibility that his hold out from team activities could extend into training camp. While he told Tania Ganguli that he hasn't decided whether or not he will attend camp, he told the Florida Times-Union reporter that he will definitely not miss any regular season games.
"I don't see that as being an option," Scobee said. "I don't want to miss games or anything like that. That's just not me, that's not me as a person. I'm not going to sit out or anything like that. ... I don't want anybody doing my job. That's been my job for the last 8 years."
Jaguars players are to officially report for training camp in four weeks and the regular season officially begins on Sunday, September 9 against the Minnesota Vikings.