Jets Re-Sign Four Exclusive Rights Free Agents

     

The New York Jets announced Thursday that they’ve officially re-signed signed four exclusive rights free agents including LB B.J. Bello, K Sam Ficken, OL Leo Koloamatangi and LB Frankie Luvu.

Exclusive rights contracts are one-year contracts worth the minimum salary based on the number of years a player has accrued.

Ficken, 27, wound up signing on with the Jaguars in 2016 as an undrafted free agent out of Penn State. He lasted just over a month in Jacksonville before he was waived during the first round of roster cuts.

After a brief stint with the Chiefs, Ficken joined the Rams towards the end of 2018 after Greg Zuerlein suffered a season-ending injury. Los Angeles brought Ficken back on an exclusive rights contract, but he was waived coming out of the preseason.

From there, Ficken had brief stints with the Seahawks and Packers before the Jets signed him to a contract in September of last year. 

In 2019, Ficken appeared in 15 games for the Jets and converted 19 of 27 field goal attempts (70.4 percent) to go along with 23 of 26 extra point tries (88.5 percent).

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