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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.
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The Jacksonville Jaguars placed the franchise tag on Josh Scobee on Monday.
Scobee is seeking a longer term deal and has no intention of signing the tag, agent Ken Harris confirmed to the Florida Times-Union.
The franchise tag for kickers is a one-year salary of approximately $2.6 million.
Scobee connected on 23 of 25 field-goal attempts last season.
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According to Pro Football Talk the Jacksonville Jaguars have tagged Josh Scobee. The one-year tender for kickers is expected to be about $2.5 million.
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Owner: Shad Khan
Stadium: Everbank Field
2011 record: 5-11
Last playoff appearance: 2007, 11-5 W31-29 PIT, L31-20 NE
General Manager: Gene Smith (2009-current)
Head Coach: Mike Mularkey (2012-current)
Offensive Coordinator: Bob Bratkowski
Defensive Coordinator: Mel Tucker
Defensive alignment: 4-3
2011 NFL Rankings:
OFF: 15.2 PTS (29th...
According to Tania Ganguli, the Jacksonville Jaguars have used their franchise tag on kicker Josh Scobee.
Scobee did not want to be franchised, he's made that clear on the Twitter. I'm told he has no plans to sign the tender. #Jaguars
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) March 5, 2012
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