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Jaguars send kicker Josh Scobee to Steelers for 6th-round pick

Dec 14, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee (10) warms up prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 14, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee (10) warms up prior to the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have traded longtime kicker Josh Scobee to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a sixth-round draft pick in 2016.

The Steelers needed a kicker after losing Shaun Suisham (knee) and then Graham Hartley (hamstring) to preseason injuries.

Scobee was the longest-tenured player on Jacksonville's roster, having joined the franchise as a fifth-round draft pick in 2004. He is in the final year of his contract, which pays him $3.425 million.

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Scobee has appeared in 168 regular-season games and connected on 235 of 291 field-goal attempts (80.8 percent) and 317 of 322 extra points. Among active kickers, Scobee ranks eighth in field goals made and ninth in points.

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