New York Jets have finally signed a new Ficken kicker

Jets sign K Sam Ficken waive goodbye to Kaare Vedvik

Jets sign K Sam Ficken waive goodbye to Kaare Vedvik

Now he's out of a job.

NY signed free agent Sam Ficken after he won the team's kicking tryout on Tuesday. The Jets announced the decision Tuesday afternoon.

Ficken has connected on three of his six field goal attempts and one of two extra point tries during his pro career. His longest make was 34 yards.

Ficken, who was waived by the Packers during final cuts, made his lone field goal attempt (41 yarder) and all five PATs for Green Bay in the preseason.

Ficken was signed after the Jets had several young kickers in for tryouts at the team's facility in Florham Park, New Jersey, including Greg Joseph, Younghoe Koo, Elliott Fry and Tristan Vizcaino. After hitting all four of his kicks in a preseason game that included with a 55-yarder, the Minnesota Vikings traded a fifth-round pick to acquire Vedvik. The Jets claimed Vedvik off waivers last week from the Vikings and he bombed on Sunday. Not only did he miss a 45-yard field goal, he miss an extra point. Coach Adam Gase didn't give him another chance, opting for a two-point conversion attempt on the Jets' next touchdown.

NY opened training camp with Chandler Catanzaro, who surprisingly retired after a shaky preseason opener during which he missed two extra points. They did not want to pay premium money for a kicker and Myers went to the Seahawks for $5.5 million guaranteed. However, the Rams re-signed him in September and he kicked in a few regular-season games before being released in October.

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