The Saints treat kickers as disposable, and they’ve found another one they’ll just eventually discard.
According to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, the Saints have signed veteran kicker Josh Scobee. They tried him out in February, and obviously thought he was well enough to help after struggling with some injuries last year.
Incumbent Kai Forbath is a free agent, and if Scobee ends up being the guy, he’ll be the 11th kicker the Saints have used in 11 years under coach Sean Payton.
The Steelers traded for the long-time Jaguars kicker last summer, but he lasted just four games in Pittsburgh, making 6-of-10 field goals before being released. Prior that that he was a reliable kicker, hitting 81 percent during an 11-year run in Jacksonville.
The Saints started with Dustin Hopkins last year, but cut him in camp and he went onto kick well for Washington. Then came Zach Hocker and Forbath, leading them to look around again.