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Steelers Holding Tryouts To Potentially Replace Scobee

The Steelers are hosting kickers for tryouts to likely find a replacement for Josh Scobee.

The Steelers traded with the Jaguars just before the start of the season after placing Suisham, then his replacement Hartley on injured reserve.

The Steelers sent a 2016 sixth-round pick to the Jaguars in return for Scobee and agreed to pay $2.5 Mil of his salary for the 2015 season as part of the deal.

Since joining the Steelers, Scobee has struggled. The veteran kicker converted only 60 percent of his field goal attempts, and is only 3 for 7 from 40 yards or more. He has also missed an extra point two weeks ago.

So far, the Steelers are scheduled to host former Redskins K Kai Forbath and former Texans K Chris Boswell. Forbath in the coming days, and Boswell tomorrow.

Forbath (28) had been in Washington since 2012, making 60 of 69 career field goal attempts. He was released after week 1 when he missed one of two field goal attempts.

Boswell (24) was with the Texans last year in training camp, but failed to make the roster. The UDFA out of Rice was with the Texans on their practice squad last year, but has never played in an NFL game.

I feared that the Steelers were going to stubbornly stick with Scobee due to what they had invested in him, but it appears that they are wasting no time to try to find his potential replacement.

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