The Saints have released kicker Josh Scobee, tweets Evan Woodbery of NOLA.com. Additionally, they’ve cut offensive tackle Bryan Witzmann and made the previously reported signing of undrafted cornerback Jimmy Pruitt official.
It was a short stay in New Orleans for Scobee, who joined the club in early March. The 33-year-old spent his first 11 NFL seasons in Jacksonville before the Steelers acquired him prior to the 2015 campaign. Scobee’s time in Pittsburgh only lasted four regular-season games, during which he missed four field goals (all from between 40 to 49 yards) and an extra point while dealing with a hip flexor.
With Scobee out of the picture, the Saints’ only signed kicker is Kai Forbath, though they had several options – including veteran Connor Barth – try out at rookie camp last week.
Witzmann, who went undrafted out of South Dakota State in 2014 and joined the Saints’ practice squad last year, has never appeared in an NFL game. Pruitt, meanwhile, totaled four interceptions during his career as a four-year starter at San Jose State.
2 comments on “Saints Release Josh Scobee”
I thought Scobee was their best option
Nah Kai Forbath is a pretty decent kicker and should get the job done, Scobee has just been a very unfortunate victim of the new goal posts