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Josh Scobee’s agent: We haven’t heard from the Jaguars in months

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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.

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14 Responses to “Josh Scobee’s agent: We haven’t heard from the Jaguars in months”
  1. hpb2167 says: Jun 26, 2012 8:39 AM

    Ridiculous…Gene Smith get the deal done ! We are $25 million under the salary, the guy represented 40% of our total offense last year.

  2. robigd says: Jun 26, 2012 9:03 AM

    @hpb2167,

    The goal of your franchise shouldn’t be for your kicker to represent 40% of your total offense. Times are changing. Khan doesn’t overpay kickers or aging running backs. IMO, this is a good sign.

  3. staugjag says: Jun 26, 2012 9:04 AM

    Gene smith is an idiot. He will rush to draft a punter but leaves the best kicker in the nfl out to dry. But be will tell you after the draft how important it is to have a kicking game. Scobee needs to be a jag for life and kickers are good for a long time so sign him his contract is up worry about Drew next year

  4. allenjaymosley says: Jun 26, 2012 9:04 AM

    The only thing Gene Smith should be worrying about is resolving the issue with#32 MJD not the kicker. Until Scobee starts throwing, running and catching TDs, he should keep his mouth shut. They have made him feel way too important than he actually is. He is the kicker and not the Franchise player on the team. The quicker Gene Smith and Scobee understand that, the better off they will be.

  5. pcjag says: Jun 26, 2012 9:32 AM

    $2.88 mil sounds like a good offer- sign it and negotiate.

  6. mtheparrothead says: Jun 26, 2012 9:34 AM

    Is it bad that I wish they’d pay this man as opposed to jones -d rewThis should be easy gene

  7. joetoronto says: Jun 26, 2012 9:35 AM

    Kahn!

  8. johnnyjagfan says: Jun 26, 2012 10:21 AM

    We have two guys that can score: MJD and Scobee. Gene treats both like afterthoughts. Go sign an unproven #3WR like Robinson but don’t pay for your uber-accurate K or Rushing Champion RB. Learn your lesson when you ignored Podlesh and ended up having to use a 3rd rounder on a P! Sign your K!

  9. cardmagnet says: Jun 26, 2012 10:30 AM

    Great move by the Jags to ignore their second best player (behind only MJD).

  10. forthelove says: Jun 26, 2012 11:28 AM

    Does a kicker really need a long-term contract. Minimal risk of getting hurt during the season so the franchise tender, especially with escalators in subsequent years isn’t so bad.

    Plus him holding out doesn’t really hurt the team. He can practice on his own, show up for game time, and bang it through. So not much leverage.

  11. ndnut says: Jun 26, 2012 11:41 AM

    Shad Khan is shocked and perplexed that a KICKER Is making this big of a deal about a contract. Seriously, when was the last time a kicker did this?

  12. kahnsbushymustache says: Jun 26, 2012 11:59 AM

    johnnyjagfan says:
    Jun 26, 2012 10:21 AM

    Go sign an unproven #3WR like Robinson but don’t pay for your uber-accurate K or Rushing Champion RB.

    —————————————–
    4th most TD catches last year doesn’t sound very unproven to me…

  13. section112 says: Jun 26, 2012 11:12 PM

    @johnnyjagfan…really dude ??? You use “jagfan” in your name and call Robinson an unproven WR? Maybe you should change your name to “johnnyjagooffan”. GEEZ, do your homework !!!

  14. hotstampjax says: Jun 27, 2012 8:26 PM

    Our kicker is tagged and we have a contract with our delusional running back. New Business!

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