Jets sign Ficken to solve kicking woes, waive Vedvik
NEW YORK (AP) — Next up on the Jets' constantly spinning kicking carousel: Sam Ficken.
New York signed Ficken, their fourth kicker since July, on Tuesday to try to solve their ongoing...
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Bertolet kicks 2 FGs, misses 3 in Jets’ 6-0 win over Eagles
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Taylor Bertolet had a chance to end the New York Jets' search for a kicker with a big night.
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After Pro Bowl season with Jets, Myers lands back in Seattle
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — When kicker Jason Myers became a free agent in the offseason following a Pro Bowl campaign last season, Seattle was near the top of his destination list.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The Green Bay Packers have claimed kicker Sam Ficken off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks, bringing in potential competition for 13-year veteran Mason Crosby.
Jets bring back K Catanzaro after Myers leaves as free agent
NEW YORK (AP) — The Jets solved their kicking question with a familiar foot.
Chandler Catanzaro was signed to a one-year deal by New York on Friday, marking the kicker's second stint with...
AP Sources: Seahawks bring back LB Kendricks, K Jason Myers
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks hope they have found the solution for their recent kicking troubles in Jason Myers and are bringing back linebacker Mychal Kendricks despite his uncertain...
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Jets’ skid reaches 6 straight after blowing 16-point lead
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The New York Jets keep finding new ways to lose games, and the latest left coach Todd Bowles furious they wasted a 16-point lead for their sixth straight loss.
The Latest: Jets, on 5-game skid, lead Titans at halftime
The Latest from Week 13 of the NFL season (all times Eastern):
The New York Jets are halfway to possibly ending a five-game losing streak.
The Jets lead the Tennessee Titans 16-6 at halftime thanks to three field goals from Jason Myers and a 31-yard interception return by Trumaine Johnson.
New York blocked a punt to set up one of Myers' field goals, and Henry Anderson blocked an extra point attempt inside in the final minute of the first half.
Jets’ Myers kicked way through ‘long road’ into record books
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Jason Myers kept jogging onto the field to kick one field goal after another.
Once, twice, six times.
By the time he went out to boot his seventh last Sunday, the New York Jets kicker wasn't sure how many he had against Denver.
Myers just knew there were lots of them.
"Someone goes, 'Man, how many was that?'" a smiling Myers recalled Friday. "I started counting and I lost count."
Jets get ‘bittersweet’ victory over Colts, look to improve
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have consecutive wins for the first time in more than a year, and they're feeling good about getting back to .500.
The way they got there, though, was far from satisfying. And it has them motivated to improve.
Myers kicks Jets-record 7 FGs in 42-34 win over Colts
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets pulled off the type of victory that even Broadway Joe could appreciate.
With Joe Namath and the 1968 Super Bowl-winning squad watching , Jason Myers kicked a franchise-record seven field goals, Sam Darnold threw two touchdown passes, and the Jets held on to beat the Indianapolis Colts 42-34 on Sunday to win consecutive games for the first time in more than a year.
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Key losses: DE Muhammad Wilkerson, LB Demario Davis, RB Matt Forte, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, DE Kony Ealy, C Wesley Johnson, K Chandler Catanzaro.
Jets waive Santos, clears spot for Revis’ 1-day contract
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have released kicker Cairo Santos, a day after claiming Jason Myers off waivers from Seattle.
The team signed free agent cornerback Darrelle Revis to the active roster with its corresponding move Wednesday.
No, the seven-time All-Pro is not returning. The one-day contract he signed last month to retire as a member of the Jets was officially submitted since New York had a spot on its 90-man roster.
Janikowski, Dickson emerge from Seahawks camp competition
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — There were so few competitions for starting roles when the Seattle Seahawks arrived for training camp that the daily assessment of where things stood with the kicker and punter became a major topic.
The competition ended as expected with veteran Sebastian Janikowski appearing to be a lock as Seattle's kicker beating out Jason Myers and rookie Michael Dickson as the punter with Jon Ryan's tenure coming to an end.
Jets claim kicker Myers off waivers from Seahawks
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have claimed kicker Jason Myers off waivers from the Seattle Seahawks.
To make room on their roster Tuesday, the Jets waived-injured wide receiver Jonah Trinnaman.
Myers was waived by the Seahawks on Monday after Sebastian Janikowski won the team's kicking competition.
Seahawks release longest-tenured player, punter Jon Ryan
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks have put an end to the kicking competitions in training camp, releasing kicker Jason Myers and punter Jon Ryan, who had been the longest-tenured member of the team.
Ryan posted a lengthy goodbye to the Seahawks and their fans on social media Monday morning. "I never wanted this day to come, but knew it would someday," Ryan wrote.
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Seahawks sign K Sebastian Janikowski, QB Stephen Morris
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are hoping Sebastian Janikowski can solve their kicking issues.
The team signed Janikowski on Friday amid a number of moves.
Seattle also signed quarterback Stephen Morris to have another arm on the roster behind Russell Wilson. Running back J.D. McKissic and defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson signed their exclusive rights free agent contracts for the 2018 season.
Seahawks sign former Jags K Jason Myers to future contract
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The search for a kicker in Seattle now includes former Jacksonville kicker Jason Myers after he signed a reserve/future contract with the Seahawks.
The deal with Myers was completed Wednesday. Seattle was able to sign Myers now because he was cut by Jacksonville earlier this year and was not with any other team at the conclusion of the regular season.
Jaguars waive PK Jason Myers after 2 misses, sign Josh Lambo
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have parted ways with kicker Jason Myers, waiving him two days after he hooked two 54-yard field goals in a loss to the Los Angeles Rams.
The Jaguars (3-3) replaced Myers with free agent Josh Lambo. Lambo made 54 of 64 field goals (81.2 percent) and 70 of 78 extra points (89.7 percent) in two seasons with the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers cut Lambo in September and went with rookie Younghoe Koo, who has since been released.
Losing Jaguars have been far from special on special teams
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars have a recurring theme in their eight-game losing streak. And it's not poor play from quarterback Blake Bortles.
The Jaguars (2-11) have had at least one major meltdown on special teams in each of those losses, the kind of gaffes that significantly reduce the team's already-ultra-thin margin for error.
Kickers put excitement into extra points with their misses
The idea was to put some excitement into NFL extra points. On Sunday, it became unwise to head to the fridge when the kickers came in.
A dozen times in Week 11, those 1-pointers became no-pointers. Blame the swirling winds. Blame the suspect blocking. Blame sloppy holding.
The Latest: Hopkins’ miss makes it a dirty dozen PATs Sunday
The Latest on the 11th Sunday of the NFL season. (all times Eastern):
So now it's a dirty dozen.
A record 12th failed extra-point attempt Sunday came at night, when Washington Redskins kicker Dustin Hopkins put one off the right upright in the fourth quarter against the Green Bay Packers.
There had never before been more than 10 blown PATs in a single NFL week during the Super Bowl era until this one day of pulls, hooks and blocks.
NFL kickers miss 12 PAT attempts, most in Super Bowl era
NFL kickers missed like never before Sunday, setting a record with 12 failed extra point attempts.
Kickers missed left, right, had kicks blocked and hit the uprights. Kickers missed in the wind and indoors. It's the most misses in one week since the NFL merger.