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Steelers trade for veteran kicker Josh Scobee

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The kicker merry go round continues in Pittsburgh...

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The Steelers continued a rough pre-season, losing their second kicker to injury. Following a torn ACL for longtime kicker Shaun Suisham, the team signed Garrett Hartley. Hartley was lost to a hamstring injury during the 3rd preseason game this past Saturday.

In light of this, the Steelers hit the trade market and acquired a veteran kicker:

The trade is a bit of a surprise, as Scobee is one of the top paid kickers. The expectation was that they would go out and sign a minimum salary undrafted kicker and try to discover the next Justin Tucker or Steven Hauschka, but they chose to go out and get a proven veteran.

He wasn't particularly accurate last year either:

The place he is a big improvement is from long distances: