The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed the franchise tag Josh Scobee, a move that will keep the strong-legged place-kicker under contract for at least another season.
General manager Gene Smith said the team wants to reach a long-term deal with Scobee. Both sides began preliminary talks last month, but they failed to reach an agreement before the franchise deadline Monday.
A fifth-round draft pick from Louisiana Tech in 2004, Scobee has spent his entire career in Jacksonville. He has made 79 percent of his field goals and needs just 10 points to break Mike Hollis' franchise record. Scobee also is nine field goals away from breaking Hollis' franchise record for field goals (175).
Scobee has converted 18 of 29 field goals from 50-plus yards, and has 145 career touchbacks.