Jets Work Out Five Kickers Including Sam Ficken


According to Manish Mehta, the Jets worked out five kickers on Tuesday, including Sam Ficken, Greg Joseph, Elliott Fry, Tristan Vizcaino and Younghoe Koo

Mehta says to keep an eye on Ficken and Joseph as potential replacements for Jets K Kaare Vedvik, who missed a field goal and an extra point in Sunday’s 17-16 loss to the Bills.

Ficken, 26, 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.

The Seahawks signed Ficken to a futures contract back in January before placing him on waivers. Green Bay claimed Ficken and he ended up losing a competition with Mason Crosby for the starting job and was cut again.  

In 2018, Ficken has appeared in two games for the Rams and converted 1 of 3 field goal attempts and all 10 of his extra point tries.

Joseph, 25, wound up signing on with the Dolphins as an undrafted free agent out of Florida Atlantic back in 2018. He signed a three-year, $1.71 million contract with the Dolphins but was waived coming out of the preseason.

The Browns signed Joseph in September following an injury and he started the rest of the season for them. Cleveland waived him this preseason after electing to go with fifth-round rookie Austin Seibert instead.

In 2018, Joseph appeared in 14 games and made 17-20 field goal attempts (85 percent) with a long of 51 yards. He also made 25-29 extra points attempts (86.2 percent).

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