- ESPN’s Adam Caplan has confirmed Marvez’s report.
Scifres sustained a broken clavicle after he took a hard hit from Patriots RB Brandon Bolden that left him corkscrewing in the air and ultimately landing directly on his shoulder.
San Diego was reportedly hoping to have Scifries back for the playoffs, but they continue to deal with injuries to their offensive line, particularly to the center position.
Scifres, 34, still has another three years remaining on his six-year, $20 million contract that included $9 million guaranteed. He stands to make a base salary of $3.25 million for the 2015 season.
This season, Scifres ranks No. 19 in the league in terms of average net punting yards and No. 23 in punts downed inside the 20-yard-line. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 11 punter out of 34 qualifying players this season.