Josh Scobee, one of the most engaging players for the Jacksonville Jaguars over the last decade, has been traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rookie Jason Myers, who has been impressive through camp and the preseason, will step in to replace the fan favorite.
"Scobee leaves the Jaguars as the franchise leader in field goals (235) and points scored (1,022). He was entering the final year of his contract, the last season of a four-year, $13.8 million deal.Pittsburgh was searching for kicking help after Shaun Suisham tore his ACL in the preseason opener against Minnesota and his replacement, Garrett Hartley, injured his hamstring Saturday at Buffalo.In the preseason, Myers is 4 of 5 on field goals (makes of 38, 49, 55 and 35 yards) and 1 of 1 on extra points; Scobee was 2 of 2 on field goals (makes of 36 and 52 yards) and 3 of 3 on extra points."
"I don’t mind this trade. Year after year we see teams pick up kickers off the street who are more than serviceable for the entire season. Scobee is on the final year of his deal and is likely not coming back, so why not try and get some sort of compensation for his departure.Additionally, Myers has been pretty darn good in camp and the preseason. He’s shown an extremely strong leg and will probably be good enough on field goal attempts. The only thing we still need to see is how he performs when the pressure is on."
"Rookie running back T.J. Yeldon didn’t have the easiest of nights against the Detroit Lions last Friday, but his eight carries for 10 yards isn’t causing any panic. It was his first time on the field in a Jaguars uniform, and he’s still the preferred feature back.Behind him, the trio of Denard Robinson, Toby Gerhart and Bernard Pierce will take turns getting handoffs and will work to create a strong, varying stable of running backs. Finally, it’s likely Corey Grant will earn a roster spot, although his time on the field should mostly be as a kick returner."
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