There was some concern that the Jacksonville Jaguars could be without veteran kicker Josh Scobee for the team's Week 1 matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles, but it sounds like the team feels he will be ready for the season opener.
"That’s our hope. He’s feeling better and we’ll know more probably mid-week," Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said on Saturday, when asked about Scobee's condition.
Scobee missed the majority of the final preseason game with a quad injury, unable to perform kickoff duties. The Jaguars had punter/kicker Kasey Redfern handle kickoff duties and eventually kicking all of the field goals. Most notably, Redfern missed a 51-yard attempt, meaning that no one got a free Firehouse sub.
"We’ll be prepared," Caldwell said when asked if Scobee couldn't go. "We’ll bring in a couple guys during the week and have some workouts and have them ready to go if we need them on Sunday."
It's possible Scobee could kick shorter field goals, but the big issue would be his inability to perform kickoffs. Punter Brian Anger can't do kickoffs, literally, he can't do them. So, the team would need to workout a few kickers who can kickoff adequately and at least be reliable on mid-range field goals and extra points.