Jets Claim K Nick Rose Off Waivers

The Jets were awarded kicker Nick Rose from the Chargers. Rose was dropped by L.A. on Friday and subjected to waivers. 

Last year, Rose filled in for the Redskins while Dustin Hopkins was sidelined with a hip injury. Rose did well in Hopkins’ absence, connecting 10 of 11 field goal attempts and 18 of 20 extra point tries. When Hopkins returned for the ‘Skins, Rose was released and later signed with the Chargers. Rose make only one of his three field goal tries in two games, which didn’t inspire confidence in L.A.

The Chargers plan to have Caleb Sturgis and Roberto Aguayo duke it out in camp for the team’s kicking job, though they could also look at other options given their field goal issues last year. Meanwhile, the Jets will pit Rose against Cairo Santos.

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  1. Begamin

    Does this mean that Jets are not gonna spend their 7th on a K? Or are they still going to?

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    • crosseyedlemon

      In most cases you can find an undrafted K that can give you the same performance as a 7th rounder. Jets have a lot of other needs to address so I think they would be inclined to go that route.

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  2. Kwflanne

    Glad chargers got rid of him…. but the answer isn’t sturgis… and it DEFINITELY isn’t Aguayo. How many chances is that guy going to get before teams stop signing him? I get he’s young “age-wise”… but he’s also had multiple years in the league of TERRIBLE performance results. Chargers better hope they can find someone else… the Josh Lambo release might continue to haunt this team

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    • crosseyedlemon

      Tough to find good YOUNG kickers. The position is unique from all the others because kickers generally get better with age while other players decline with age. You don’t find many 35 year old kickers coming out of college.

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