Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee looks increasingly likely to remain unsigned into training camp and to eventually sign the one-year franchise tender, because he and the team remain so far apart on a long-term deal that they have nothing to talk about.
Jacksonville General Manager Gene Smith said last week that there have been no talks recently, and now Scobee’s agent says he’s been waiting for months to hear from the Jaguars.
“Josh has asked me not to discuss specifics of negotiations other than what has already been said,” agent Ken Harris told the Florida Times-Union. “That is, we had some talks early on involving proposals from both sides, but haven’t heard back from them in months. We know our last proposal is very fair.”
The good news for the Jaguars is that a kicker doesn’t need a lot of time to get ready, and Scobee could sign the one-year, $2.88 million franchise tender at the end of the preseason and still be good to go for the start of the regular season. That appears to be what he’s planning to do.