Thanks in part to several kickers around the league having poor starts to the 2015 season, former Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Josh Scobee might not be out of work long. Scobee, however, will reportedly first need to recover from a minor injury before signing with another team.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, three different teams have already reached out to Scobee since Sunday afternoon. However, the veteran kicker will need a few weeks to heal a quad strain before kicking for another team.
State of NFL kicking may be worse than even OL play. 3 teams already reached out to Josh Scobee who will need few weeks to heal quad strain
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) October 4, 2015
Scobee obviously suffered his quad injury as a member of the Steelers. He was never on the Steelers injury report, however, so perhaps the injury happened during Thursday night’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. Scobee missed two key field goal attempts in that game and now has four missed attempts on the season to go along with a missed extra point.
The Steelers released Scobee on Saturday and signed inexperienced kicker Chris Boswell to their roster to replace him after he beat out two other kickers during a tryout session earlier that day.
It will be interesting to see if Scobee eventually winds up back with the Jacksonville Jaguars as their current kicker Jason Myers, who made Scobee expendable during the preseason, missed two field goal attempts Sunday in the game against the Indianapolis Colts. Both kicks would’ve won the game for the Jaguars, who eventually lost in overtime.
The Jaguars traded Scobee to the Steelers for a sixth-round draft pick just prior to the start of the regular season. He had been a member of the Jaguars since 2004.