The Pittsburgh Steelers have traded for Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
As he alludes to, the catalyst to the deal was the hamstring injury suffered by Garrett Hartley, making him unavailable for Week One. It seems certain Hartley will land on injured reserve.
Scobee is in the last year of his deal and is set to earn 3.425 million. On the field, Scobee converted 20 of 26 kicks last year for Jacksonville. It was a down year for him, who converted 91% of his tries the previous three years combined.
Drafted in 2004, Scobee had spent his entire career in Jacksonville owning a career percentage of 80.8.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed though it’s reasonable to think the Steelers only gave up a 7th rounder.