Jets sign new kicker after hosting tryou

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Jets sign new kicker after hosting tryou

The spent part of their Tuesday hosting a tryout to see if they could find their next kicker after mi sed a field goal and an extra point in New York's 17-16 lo s to the this past Sunday.Following the Jets signed free agent , who won the tryout that included several other free agents. Mike Person Jersey We've signed K Sam Ficken and waived K Kaare Vedvik. #TakeFlight (@nyjets) The Jets are the 27-year-old Ficken's sixth team since breaking into the in 2015. Ficken, who spent time with the and this offseason, spent the past two regular seasons Jason Verrett Jersey with the . While he didn't attempt a kick during the 2018 regular season, Ficken made two of his three field goal attempts during the 2017 season, and also made four of his five point-after Roger Craig Jersey attempts. He spent parts of the 2015 and '16 offseasons with the and .Ficken kicked collegiately at Penn State, making 72% of his field goal attempts and 97.3% of his point-after attempts. Jets head coach Adam Gase in his team's kicking performance after New York lost by a point in their season-opener."We have to make extra points, we have to make field goals," Gase said, via the . "We can't be losing points on those Weston Richburg Jersey areas of the field."New York allowed Pro Bowl kicker to leave in the offseason. surprisingly retired from the following a forgettable preseason opener in which he mi sed two extra points in the Jets' first . The Jets then turned to , who finished 2-of-5 on field goal attempts with the longest kick going 39 yards. He finished the preseason 5-of-8, going 2-of-4 on extra point attempts. That forced the Jets to move on and sign Vedvik, who struggled with the Vikings after being acquired from the in a trade. Vedvik made just 1-of-4 field goals, with mi ses from 37, 43 and 54 yards, prior to NFL San Francisco 49ers Jersey his release.
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