Bills opponents: Jets add another new kicker again

Los Angeles Rams placekicker Sam Ficken warms up before an NFL football wild-card playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams Saturday Jan. 6 2018 in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Rams placekicker Sam Ficken warms up before an NFL football wild-card playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams Saturday Jan. 6 2018 in Los Angeles

The Jets' kicking saga started in March, when they let Jason Myers - a Pro Bowl selection - leave via free agency. Ficken played two games for the Rams last season while Pro Bowler Greg Zeurlein was out. They did not want to pay premium money for a kicker and Myers went to the Seahawks for $5.5 million guaranteed.

NY opened training camp with Chandler Catanzaro, who surprisingly retired after a shaky preseason opener during which he missed two extra points. The Jets announced the decision Tuesday afternoon.

Following the Jets signed free agent Sam Ficken, who won the tryout that included several other free agents.

Ficken kicked collegiately at Penn State, making 72% of his field goal attempts and 97.3% of his point-after attempts.

Ficken spent the preseason with the Packers and was one of their final cuts.

Vedvik hit an extra point off the left upright early in Sunday's loss before missing a 45-yard field goal attempt later in the game.

Ficken would make just one of his three field-goal attempts including a miss from 28-yards out in a Thursday night game against the Minnesota Vikings.

If there is a positive takeaway from this signing, Ficken has missed just one of his 15 extra-point tries in his brief National Football League career and that's something that the likes of Bertolet and Vedvik have struggled with. "We can't be losing points on those areas of the field". Or will he be another one-week wonder in the team's everlasting search for a new placekicker?

Ficken is now the fourth kicker the Jets have had since the start of training camp, which is ridiculous.