Report: Jags trade kicker Scobee to Steelers

After 11 seasons in Jacksonville, Josh Scobbe has a new home.

According to the Florida Times-Union, the Jaguars have their longtime kicker to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The papers reports Scobee confirmed the trade to Jeff Prosser of 1010XL radio in Jacksonville.

Terms of the deal were unknown, but the Steelers were already without a fifth-round pick in next year's draft after acquiring cornerback Brandon Boykin from the Philadelphia Eagles earlier in the month.

Scobee, a 2004 fourth-round pick, was the longest-tenured member of the Jaguars. He leaves Jacksonville as the franchise all-time leader in field goals, with 235, and points, with 1,022. Last season, Scobee connected on 20 of 26 field goal tries and all 23 extra points he attempted.

The 33-year-old Scobee is entering the final year of a four-year, $13.8 million contract. His departure clears the way for rookie Jason Meyers to win the kicking job in Jacksonville. Meyers is 4 of 5 on field goal attempts thus far in the preseason.

The Steelers were in need of help at the position after Shaun Suisham to a tore his ACL in the preseason opener agains the Minnesota Vikings and Garrett Hartley injured his hamstring Saturday against the Buffalo Bills.

(h/t Florida Times-Union)