Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union reports that Scobee, the kicker whom the Jaguars slapped with the franchise tag, has resumed contract talks with the Jaguars.
It’s not clear what spurred the two sides to talk again, so soon after Scobee’s agent said they hadn’t talked in months. It could be that as the July 16 deadline for franchise players to sign a long-term deal draws closer, both sides feel more urgency to get something done. Or it could be that the Broncos signing kicker Matt Prater to a four-year $13 million contract provided both sides with a better idea of what the going rate is for kickers.
In any event, the Jaguars and Scobee now have less than two weeks to work out a contract agreement. If they don’t, Scobee will eventually sign the franchise tender and play the year out on a guaranteed salary of $2.88 million. But if that’s the deal he ends up signing, Scobee may decide to wait until after training camp to sign it.