We finally have more specifics now associated with the Monday trade that resulted in the Pittsburgh Steelers acquiring kicker Josh Scobee from the Jacksonville Jaguars for a 2016 sixth-round draft pick.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Jaguars are paying $925,000 of the $3.425 million salary that Scobee is scheduled to earn in 2015. In other words, the Steelers will be on the hook for the other $2.5 million and that will be his cap charge as well.
Even more specifically on Scobee's deal, Jags pay $925K in bonus and Steelers pay $2.5M for 2015
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 1, 2015
The Steelers have already lost kickers Shaun Suisham and Garrett Hartley for the season to injuries. Suisham, however, had his contract restructured on Tuesday and that should result in his 2015 cap charge lowering roughly $1.2 million.
As for Hartley, as I reported on Monday, the one-year contract that he signed a few weeks ago included an injury split. The Steelers will be on the hook for that full cap charge of $438,000 unless they’re able to reach an injury settlement with him in the next few days. That will likely depend on the seriousness of the hamstring injury that he suffered during the Saturday preseason game against the Buffalo Bills.