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Scobee re-ups with Jaguars

UPDATED: The Jaguars placed the franchise tag on

UPDATED: The Jaguars placed the franchise tag on Scobee.
Kicker, Jaguars

2011 stats: 23-for-25, longest FG: 55 yards
2011 contract: $2 million
In Week 7, Josh Scobee kicked four field goals to lead Jacksonville to a 12-7 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Three of Scobee's field goals were more than 50 yards, including two 54-yarders, which tied five other kickers for the NFL record for most 50-plus yard field goals in a game.
(Credit: AP)

The Jaguars have signed veteran kicker Josh Scobee to a new deal just ahead of the 4 p.m. deadline to sign players designated with the franchise tag. 

Scobee has been the Jags' kicker since being drafted in the fifth round of the 2004 draft. In eight seasons, he has made 78.8 percent of his field goals and made 254 of 257 extra point attempts. 

Scobee had one of his best games last season, connecting on four field goals attempts (54,54, 22, 51) in a win over the Ravens. Per Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union, the new deal is worth $13.8 million. It includes a $3.75 million signing bonus and a guaranteed $1 million salary in 2012. 

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