While most of you probably won’t care, veteran kicker Josh Scobee finally has a new team as he announced Friday on his Facebook page that he’s signing with the New Orleans Saints.
Scobee, who spent the first four weeks of the 2015 season with the Pittsburgh Steelers after being acquired via a trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars, was unable to latch on with a team after he was jettisoned out of town following a horrendous first four games that included him missing four field goal attempts of which two came in the Week 4 overtime loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Following his release from the Steelers, it was reported that Scobee was dealing with a strained quad while with the team. Head coach Mike Tomlin, however, said he had no knowledge of Scobee being injured during a weekly press conference that took place a few days after that report surfaced.
The Steelers traded a sixth-round draft pick to the Jaguars in order to acquire Scobee just prior to the start of the regular season. That move was made after the team lost kickers Shaun Suisham and Garrett Hartley to long-term injuries during the preseason.
After Scobee was released, the Steelers signed former undrafted kicker Chris Boswell off of the street and it turned out to be a great move as he made 29 of his 32 field goal attempts in the team’s final 12 regular season games.