Jason Myers To Open Season As Jets’ Kicker

The procession of kickers to come through the Jets facility this week did not make Jason Myers‘ status as the team’s kicker too solid. But it appears he’s held off the free agents who stopped by this week.

Todd Bowles said (via Brian Costello of the New York Post, on Twitter) Thursday the recent waiver claim will be his kicker when the Jets face the Lions on Monday night.

The Jets brought in Dan Bailey and Roberto Aguayo to work out and had an audition scheduled for Cardinals camp leg Matt McCrane. Either Myers has impressed Jets brass enough, or the team did not see what it hoped it would from the visitors.

Myers spent the offseason with the Seahawks, but when they signed Sebastian Janikowski, the younger player became the underdog to open the season as Seattle’s kicker. But the former Jaguars kicker will receive a second regular-season opportunity with a team come Monday. The fourth-year kicker held Jags job for 2 1/2 seasons. He’s missed almost as many extra points in that time (12, on 88 tries) as he has field goals (15, on 64 attempts).

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