Jets K Chandler Catanzaro Retires, Taylor Bertolet Signed

     

The New York Jets announced Sunday that veteran K Chandler Catanzaro has retired from the NFL.

The Jets have signed K Taylor Bertolet to a contract after he tried out for the team in recent days.

Catanzaro, 28, signed on with the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent out of Clemson back in 2014. He has spent all three years of his career with the Cardinals before they elected to not tender him a contract last year, making him an unrestricted free agent.

The Jets later signed him to a one-year contract last March and after a year in New York, Catanzaro agreed to a contract with the Buccaneers. The Bucs waived him in November and it took until March for him to re-sign with the Jets. 

In 2018, Catanzaro appeared in nine games for the Buccaneers and made 11 of 15 field goal attempts (73.3 percent) to go along with 23 of 27 extra point tries (85.2 percent).  In four games with the Panthers, Catanzaro was a perfect 5 of 5 on field goal attempts and 7 of 8 on extra points.  

Bertolet, 26, originally signed a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Rams as an undrafted free agent out of Texas A&M back in 2016. He was waived by the Rams coming out of the preseason.

After sitting out the 2016 and 2017 seasons, Bertolet signed a one-year contract with the Broncos last year but was unfortunately waived after the draft. He had a brief stint with the Jets before being cut loose at the start of the regular season. 

The Broncos signed Bertolet to a contract in April, but later released him in July.

At Texas A&M, Bertolet converted 37 of 56 field goal attempts (66.1 percent) to go along with 128 of 138 extra point attempts (92.8 percent) over the course of three seasons and 32 games.

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