JACKSONVILLE (FNN Media) — The Jacksonville Jaguars placed the franchise tag on kicker Josh Scobee on Monday.
Scobee is expected to earn approximately $2.9 million next season under terms of the tag if the two sides are unable to reach their desired long term deal.
“Josh was drafted by the Jaguars and is someone that I have great respect for as a player and as a person,” Jaguars General Manager Gene Smith said in a team issued press release.
In eight seasons with the Jaguars, Scobee has connected on 167 of 212 field goals (78.8 pct.) and 254 of 257 extra points for 755 points.
Last season, Scobee connected on a career-high 92.0 percent of his field goals, which was the second-highest percentage in team history. He also led the team in scoring with with 93 points.
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