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Jets work out five kickers on Tuesday with the hope of replacing Kaare Vedvik: sources

2019-09-10

The Daily News has learned that the Jets worked out five kickers on Tuesday in their seemingly never-ending search to solve this maddening problem.

Sam Ficken, Greg Joseph, Elliott Fry, Younghoe Koo and Tristan Vizcaino had tryouts for Gang Green two days after Kaare Vedvik missed a PAT and 45-yard field goal in his Jets debut in a season-opening loss to the Bills.

Ficken, who was waived by the Packers during final cuts after spending the offseason with Green Bay, and Joseph, who spent last preseason with Adam Gase in Miami, are the names to keep an eye on.

The Jets have had three kickers this offseason after deciding to let Pro Bowler Jason Myers walk in free agency.

Gase was fuming at Vedvik after his Week 1 flop, according to sources.

“I’m always going to have confidence in any kicker that we have in here,” Gase said Monday. “That’s what the personnel guys get hired to do. They get hired to make those type of decisions. My job is to do everything I can to help the guys that we have on the roster.”

Joseph went 17-for-20 on field goals and 25-for-29 on PATs in 14 games for the Browns last season before losing a competition to rookie Austin Seibert this summer. Ficken kicked two games for the Rams last season while Pro Bowler Greg Zeurlein was hurt. He is 3-for-6 on field goals and 14-for-15 on PATs in four career games with the Rams (in 2017 and 2018).