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Josh Scobee could miss regular season opener with quad injury

After picking up a quad injury against the Chicago Bears, and re-aggravating it last week against the Detroit Lions, the Jaguars kicker is uncertain whether he'll be able to play in the season opener in Philadelphia.

Leon Halip

Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee hasn't missed a game since 2007, but his current streak of 105 games played is in jeopardy of being broken.

According to Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union, Scobee's status for the September 7th regular season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles is in jeopardy after a quad injury he picked up in Week 2 of the preseason hasn't fully healed yet.

"It’s not something you can rush or it will get worse," Scobee said. "I don’t want to miss a game."

The last time Scobee missed time due to injury was in 2007. He tore his quad in pre-game warmups for the season opener against the Tennessee Titans, but kicked anyway. He made a 22-yard field goal in the second quarter, but aggravated it further and had to miss the next eight games.

The Jaguars quickly signed veteran John Carney who was perfect from 39 yards or shorter, but only 1-for-3 from beyond 40 yards. That long range efficiency is where Scobee shines.

Fortunately, the Jaguars have a capable backup in undrafted free agent Kasey Redfern, a rookie out of Wofford. He's shown himself to be able to fill in at placekicker and punter this preseason, going 3-for-4 in field goal attempts (with a long of 34) and punting seven times for an average of 44.0 and a net of 40.6.

If Scobee needs to sit out the regular season opener, Redfern is a fine stop-gap solution who will be able to fill in for a week or two. He'll then hopefully make it through waivers to be kept on the practice squad should Scobee re-injure his quad.

Scobee, along with Sen'Derrick Marks and Zane Beadles, has already been ruled out for the preseason finale against the Atlanta Falcons.