Franchise-tagged Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee called this “a long, frustrating offseason for me,” and accused the team of not negotiating in good faith.
His agent said this week he hadn’t heard from the Jaguars in months, but Scobee himself hadn’t said anything to this point. Staying away from OTAs and minicamps since he hasn’t signed the $2.88 million tender has made the low profile easier.
But Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union talked to him Thursday, and said his frustration was evident.
“I just don’t see a point in showing any good faith to the team if they’re not going to negotiate,” Scobee said of his absence. “There’s no reason for me to show up on my good faith being that I’m the player, I’m the employee, when they choose not to speak.
“I don’t expect them to reward bad behavior and I won’t reward them with the behavior that they’re treating me with.”
Scobee told Ganguli he didn’t expect to miss any games this year, but wasn’t sure he’d be there for the start of training camp.
Jaguars GM Gene Smith said the goal is to still reach a long-term contract before the July 16 deadline to do one. Maybe if he’d pick up the phone, that process would get easier.