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Jaguars, Scobee are talking again

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Just last week Josh Scobee was getting frustrated that the Jaguars hadn’t shown any urgency to get a long-term deal done. But that may be changing.

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.

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1 Response to “Jaguars, Scobee are talking again”
  1. plt2006 says: Jul 5, 2012 1:23 AM

    They let the Broncos set the market since they know that Denver has less than half the Jags cap space and weren’t going to break the bank for Prater, but still not stiff him. Now the Jags have real figures to toss around with Scobee and his agent.

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