September 28, 2021

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Jets cut Brett Maher to end kicking competition

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Jets cut Brett Maher to end kicking competition

The Jets have seen enough of their summer kicker competition.

The team released kicker Brett Maher on Monday, ending the training camp battle between Maher and Sam Ficken, last year’s kicker.

The move does not necessarily mean Ficken will be the kicker against the Bills on Sept. 13. There will be a lot of player movement in the next week as teams trim their rosters to 53 and the Jets could pick up another kicker. But for now, Ficken is the guy.

Maher kicked for the Cowboys in 2018 and 2019. He made 20-of-30 field-goal attempts for Dallas last year before the team cut him. The Jets picked him up just after last season. He had a shaky training camp that ended with him going 2-for-4 on field goals in Sunday’s practice at MetLife Stadium. Ficken made all four of his field-goal attempts Sunday.

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Ficken joined the Jets before Week 2 last year. He went 19-for-27 on field-goal attempts, with three of those misses coming from over 50 yards.

The Jets released Maher to clear a roster spot for wide receiver Donte Moncrief, who officially signed with the team Monday.

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