Jets Working Out Kickers Including Blair Walsh & Chris Blewitt


Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that the Jets are bringing in free agent kickers for workouts on Saturday including Blair Walsh and Chris Blewitt.

The Jets are obviously concerned about the performance of Chandler Catanzaro, who missed a pair of extra points from 33 and 38 yards on Thursday.

Walsh, 29, is a former sixth-round pick of the Vikings back in 2012. He’s was in the second year of his five-year, $13.66 million contract and set to make a base salary of $1.15 million for the 2016 season when the Vikings cut him loose during the 2016 season.

Walsh later signed a one-year, $1.1 million contract with the Seahawks last year and is once again testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent.

In 2017, Walsh appeared in all 16 games for the Seahawks and converted 21 of 29 field goal attempts (72.4 percent) to go along with 37 of 38 extra point tries (97.4).

Blewitt, 24, wound up going undrafted out of Pittsburgh back in 2017. The Bears signed him to a contract this offseason only to cut him loose in June. 

During his four-year college career at Pittsburgh, Blewitt converted 55 of 79 field goal attempts (69.6 percent) to go along with 198 of 204 extra point tries (97.1 percent) over the course of four seasons and 52 games.

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