According to report a few days ago by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, former Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Josh Scobee is currently dealing with a strained quad and that he’ll need a few weeks to heal before entertaining any offers that he might receive from other teams.
During his Tuesday press conference, head coach Mike Tomlin was asked if Scobee had been dealing with any kind of injury prior to him being released
“Scobee was not hurt, to my knowledge,” Tomlin said.
Tomlin was later asked if there was any sentiment whatsoever to keep Scobee around after he missed two key field goals in Thursday night’s loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
“There was not. No,” Tomlin replied.
Scobee, however, to my knowledge, hasn’t said anything publically about having any sort of injury.
During his brief time with the Steelers, Scobee missed four field goal attempts in addition to an extra point try. His last two misses Thursday night certainly cost the Steelers the game and they have since signed an unproven kicker in Chris Boswell to replace him.
Being as several other teams appear to be having problems with their own kickers through the first four weeks of the 2015 season, I’m willing to bet that Scobee will resurface somewhere else in the coming weeks. In fact, I’m willing to bet the Jacksonville Jaguars recycle Scobee in the coming weeks as their current kicker Jason Myers has already missed three field goals and an extra point attempt so far this season.
The Steelers acquired Scobee from the Jaguars in a trade just before that start of the regular season.