The Steelers traded with the Jacksonville Jaguars yesterday to get longtime kicker Josh Scobee. The team gave up next year’s 6th round pick, and reportedly took on some of the money he was due in 2015- $3.425 Mil.
Today CBS reporter Jason LaCanfora reports that the Jaguars agreed to pay nearly $1 Mil of his $3.425 Mil that was due in 2015. After the Jags share ($925 K to be exact), the Steelers will take on $2.5 Mil of the $3.425 Mil in 2015.
The Steelers wanted to sign him through 2016, but Scobee declined. When asked about it earlier, Scobee said:
“Well, first and foremost, Shaun Suisham has been an excellent kicker here. In the past three years he’s put up amazing numbers. I’m not trying to come in and take his job. I’m not saying that next year I’m going to be here, because I don’t know.
“You can’t guarantee anything. All I’m guaranteeing is this year. I told Shaun that. He’s done an amazing job and hopefully he rehabs and can come back, so I didn’t want to add on an extra year there.
“I just wanted to come in, have this year and see what happens after that and do what I can to help this franchise. If that’s continuing on after this year here, great. If not, we’ll see what happens.”