Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 7:16pm
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because contract has not been announced. Forbath, who signed the deal shortly after free agency began on Wednesday, kicked in 10 games last season for New Orleans, hitting nine of 13 field goal attempts. He'll have to compete to retain his job with recent Saints acquisition Josh Scobee.
The Steelers acquired Scobee from Jacksonville on Aug. 31 in exchange for a sixth pick in the 2016 draft following injuries to Shaun Suisham and Garrett Hartley in the preseason. Scobee, the leading scorer in Jacksonville history, made just 6 of 10 field goals and also missed an extra point.
Like all those before him, Boswell should have fantasy value given the talent on the Pittsburgh offense and its ability to move the ball. Of course, the offense takes a bit of a hit with Michael Vick at QB, but Ben Roethlisberger is expected to return which will given everyone a boost. Boswell is at least worth considering if you're in need at the position.
The Steelers quest to find a healthy kicker has led them to trade for one.
The Steelers lost Shaun Suisham to a torn ACL in the preseason opener, and replacement Garrett Hartley suffered a hamstring injury Saturday that looked like it was going to keep him out of the regular season opener.
Now the Steelers have a reliable veteran in the last year of his contract, giving them some stability at the position going into the season. Scobee should climb the rankings and get lots of chances in what is expected to be a high-powered offense.
Friday, September 5, 2014, 5:45pm
Jaguars K Josh Scobee (right quadricep, probable) took full practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 1.
Thursday, September 4, 2014, 6:23pm
Jaguars K Josh Scobee (right quadricep) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 7:02pm
Jaguars K Josh Scobee (right quadricep) took limited practice reps Wednesday.
Friday, December 13, 2013, 6:49pm
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Friday, August 23, 2013, 4:33pm
The question posed to 12 veteran players this week: “If you had to pick one —and ONLY ONE — player who has impressed you the most during camp, who would it be and why?”
The winner: Ace Sanders, receiver and punt returner (5 votes)
Even the veterans who are casual college football watchers knew Denard Robinson because he played a high-profile position (quarterback) and made high-profile plays (touchdowns) for a high-profile program (Michigan).
But Sanders has been a revelation.
“Everybody’s saying Ace, right?” kicker Josh Scobee said.
“He’s just a special talent,” linebacker Russell Allen said. “Obviously we haven’t played in a regular season game yet, but so far, he’s been fun to watch.”
Sanders is a player to monitor, especially early in the season with Justin Blackmon suspended for four games.
Monday, July 16, 2012, 2:11pm
The Jaguars placed the tender on Scobee in March and the sides had until 4 p.m. ET on Monday to reach an agreement. General manager Gene Smith said at the time that it was Jacksonville's goal to sign Scobee to a long-term deal.
Monday, July 16, 2012, 11:23am
Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee remained one of six franchised NFL players who had neither signed their franchise tags nor reached a multiyear deal with their team.
Scobee has said many times he would like to remain with the Jaguars, and general manager Gene Smith has also said the team would like to reach a long-term deal with Scobee.
Sunday, May 6, 2012, 2:03pm
The Jaguars placed a non-exclusive franchise tag on Scobee in March, but he hasn’t signed it. The team has said it would like to sign Scobee to a long-term deal and was disappointed it didn’t before the franchising deadline.
According to a league source familiar with the negotiations, Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski’s contract is part of the reason Scobee’s contract talks have stalled. Janikowski is the highest-paid kicker in the NFL, having signed a four-year deal worth $4 million per year two years ago.
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