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Josh Scobee Could Receive Franchise Tag

The Jacksonville Jaguars have 16 total free agents of their own that they will be able to sign prior to the start of NFL free agency on Mar. 13, 2012. One of those unrestricted free agents is place kicker Josh Scobee, who the team would like to bring back on a long term contract. If a long term contract cannot be reached, it's possible that Scobee could find himself in a similar situation to tight end Marcedes Lewis last offseason and receive the franchise tag.

Scobee is really the only player feasible for the Jaguars to hit with the tag. As a kicker, his franchise tag price would be just $2.9 million. Other players who are potential tag targets, but not really financially feasible are safety Dwight Lowery at $6.2 million and defensive end Jeremy Mincey at $10.6 million. If the team places the tag on Josh Scobee, it will likely be a temporary tag with the two sides working out a long term deal before the season starts. Scobee has been a reliable kicker during his tenure with the Jaguars, hitting on some very clutch kicks and has a powerful leg that allows the special teams unit to be dominant on kick offs.