- Around The NFL Writer
- Published: Aug. 11, 2019 at 09:28 a.m.
- Updated: Aug. 11, 2019 at 01:28 p.m.
TheNew York Jetsentered training camp and preseason with just one kicker on their roster. On Sunday morning, that kicker retired.
TheJetswere quick to replace the 28-year-old placekicker. New York reportedly tried out formerChicago Bearsbooter Chris Blewitt andTaylor Bertoleton Saturday and signed the latter on Sunday to replace Catanzaro.
Catanzaro entered the pros out of Clemson in 2014 and spent three seasons with theCardinals. He played 16 games with theJetsin 2017, when he hit 25 of 30 field goal attempts and all 29 of his extra point attempts. He returned to New York this offseason after spending 2018 in Carolina and Tampa Bay.
However, Cat Man was underwhelming in training camp, perJetsbeat reporters, and his performance on Thursday night bore that out.
Last seen with the AAF’s Salt Lake Stallion, Bertolet spent the 2018 preseason with theJetsbefore New York choseJason Myersas its placekicker. Myers went on to have a stellar season, connecting on 91.7 percent on his FGs en route to his firstPro Bowlappearance. New York inexplicably opted not to re-sign Myers in the offseason, letting him walk to Seattle.
TheJetsinstead settled on Catanzaro, who is now settling down away from football.