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Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee traded to Steelers

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The Jaguars have traded veteran kicker Josh Scobee to the Steelers.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have traded placekicker Josh Scobee to the Pittsburgh Steelers, pending a physical.

Scobee, who was in the final year of his contract, was in somewhat of a battle with Jason Myers this training camp and preseason has been sent to the AFC North, where he's hit some important kicks in the past, just for the Jaguars. It was curious the team held two kickers on the roster when they cut down to 75, and Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union mentioned it could mean something is in the works and obviously it did.

Scobee was originally drafted by the Jaguars in the 2004 NFL Draft and has been one of the most consistent players on the team since his rookie season. He's made some big-time clutch kicks from a distance, but I didn't think the team would move on from him at this point, given they're still young and could use a guy who can hit clutch kicks.

The team will now turn to Myers for their kicking duties, who's shown off a strong leg so far in camp and the preseason.

General manager Dave Caldwell said the open roster spot will be taken by defensive end Camaron Beard, who was originally designated to be released in the first wave of cuts.

In return for Scobee, the Jaguars will receive a sixth-round draft pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.