Jaguars apply franchise tag to Scobee

The Jaguars applied the franchise tag to kicker Josh Scobee on Monday, according to his agent, Ken Harris.

Harris said Scobee will not sign the tender anytime soon and will await a long-term extension. Scobee received the franchise tender Monday morning.

“Josh is obviously disappointed in the choice to use the franchise tender,” Harris said. “While we have no plans of signing the tender at this point, we’ll see if the long-term contract Josh deserves can eventually be reached.”

A source with knowledge of the situation had previously said the team would apply the tag to Scobee, who was set to become a free agent, if it could not come to an agreement with him. Monday is the final day that teams can apply the franchise tag to players.

Scobee made 92 percent of his field goal attempts (23 for 25) in his eighth season in the league, including five of 50 yards or longer. The Jaguars took him in the fifth round of the 2004 NFL Draft.

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