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Jaguars need to kick into gear, sign Josh Scobee |

It's not surprising that the Jaguars and Maurice Jones-Drew are at odds over a new contract. MJD's salary has fallen behind the NFL's other top running backs, but he still has two years left on his contract. More perplexing is why the Jaguars are dragging their feet on giving kicker Josh Scobee a new deal. Scobee spoke out last week, saying its been a "long, frustrating" offseason for the kicker, who was designated the team's franchise player and is not under contract. Scobee has every right to feel frustrated. The eight-year veteran was the team's only other offensive weapon last year behind MJD. Scobee made 92 percent of his field-goal attempts, including 5 of 6 from beyond 50 yards. Nearly two-thirds of his kickoffs went for touchbacks.

A few questions with Mike Harris

Mike Harris, a cornerback from Florida State University and the Jaguars’ sixth-round selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, played in 27 games in two seasons at FSU with 99 tackles and five interceptions. He worked throughout the 2012 offseason as a reserve corner, and when the Jaguars open training camp on July 27, he is expected to compete for playing time in a nickel back role. Harris (5-feet-10, 188 pounds) recently sat down with senior writer John Oehser to discuss his approach in the 2012 off-season and his thoughts approaching his first NFL training camp: