It didn't take long for the Pittsburgh Steelers to address their need a place kicker...again. After Shaun Suisham was lost for the year after tearing his ACL in the Hall of Fame Game against the Minnesota Vikings, Garrett Hartley was brought in to fill the void left at kicker. Hartley left the game Saturday against the Buffalo Bills with a hamstring injury, leaving the Steelers again searching for a kicker.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have two kickers in camp, and they decided to trade Josh Scobee to the Steelers. The complete trade between the two teams, likely for draft picks, have not been released, but Scobee brings a veteran presence to the position, with a high price tag.
Scobee is due over $3 million dollars this year, and the Steelers will have to absorb that contract. Scobee has made some big kicks in Pittsburgh at Heinz Field, and all fans can attest they hope this is the last place kicker brought in to Pittsburgh in 2015.
UPDATE: Sources are stating the Steelers will be sending a 'late round' draft pick to the Jaguars in exchange for Scobee. Some are suggesting a 7th round pick, but nothing has been definitive as of yet.
UPDATE: It is being reported Scobee is going to re-structure his current contract to make his contract a more "cap-friendly" deal. What this most likely means is he will take some, if not the majority, of his 2015 earnings as a signing bonus to lessen the amount the team owes him throughout the season.
Josh Scobee is restructuring his contract. The Steelers are not signing him for $3.4 million that he made in Jacksonville.— Ray Fittipaldo (@rayfitt1) August 31, 2015
Editor's Note: We will update this story as more information is released.