Josh Scobee has been a staple for the Jacksonville Jaguars since he was drafted in the fifth-round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He brought stability to a position that had been a roller coaster since the departure of Mike Hollis. Recently, with the showings of upstart Jason Myers, who's shown a powerful leg in training camp and the scrimmage this past Saturday, has led to a lot of talk about Scobee possibly meeting the Turk this season.
Scobee is on the final year of his contract and releasing him would save the Jaguars just under $3 million in cap space, the team still has nearly $35 million in salary cap space, so it's not like they need to save the cash.
In a cosmic twist of fate, after showing out in the scrimmage, Myers missed multiple field goals in practice on Monday. That's kind of the thing. Myers is completely unknown. He's never kicked in a live NFL game, even a preseason one.
The Jaguars are still a young football team and they need something reliable in close games. While Scobee's reliability has declined somewhat in the years, he's still good in tight situations and that's something a team in Jacksonville's state needs right now. He still gave them a game winner last year against the New York Giants in a comeback win.
Scobee is a known commodity and Myers is a complete unknown. As mentioned, with the state of the Jaguars right now, they're better going with the known commodity at the position.
This may well be the last season for Scobee in a Jaguars uniform, but the talk of him not being on the final roster should probably hit the brakes a little bit.