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Steelers trade for kicker Josh Scobee; Reduce roster to 75 Players

PITTSBURGH, Pa. ─ The Steelers traded for kicker Josh Scobee with the Jacksonville Jaguars in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the team announced today.

Scobee (6-1, 210) is entering his 12th NFL season after being selected by the Jaguars in the fifth round (137th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft out of Louisiana Tech University. He has appeared in 168 regular-season games – all with Jacksonville – and has connected on 235-of-291 field goal attempts (80.8 pct.) and 317-of-322 extra point attempts for 1,022 points. Among active kickers, Scobee ranks eighth in field goals made (235) and ninth in points (1,022). Scobee will wear No. 8.

The Steelers have also made several roster changes, trimming their roster to the league-mandated 75 players prior to tomorrow's deadline, the team announced.

Pittsburgh has placed offensive tackle Mike Adams on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform List. He is ineligible to practice or join the active roster until after Week Six of the regular season.

The Steelers have placed cornerback Senquez Golsonand kicker Garrett Hartley on the team's Reserve/Injured List.

Pittsburgh also placed tight end Cameron Clear, defensive end Niko Davisand tight end Ray Hamiltonon the team's Waived/Injured List.

The Steelers have released guard Miles Dieffenbach,*wide receiverKenzel Doe, wide receiverC.J. Goodwin, running backBraylon Heard, defensive endJoe Kruger, defensive tackleJoe Okafor, offensive linemanColin Rahrig, cornerbackJordan Sullen, offensive tackleKevin Whimpeyand safetyIan Wild.*

Pittsburgh must reduce its roster to 53 players by Saturday at 4 p.m.

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