The Jets kicking competition is down to two players. The Jets announced that they have released kicker Matt Ammendola.
Ammendola was already facing an uphill battle to make the roster. The Jets signed veteran kicker Greg Zuerlein this past weekend, and they later signed restricted free agent kicker Eddy Pineiro to a new one-year deal. The front office seems content to head into training camp with a competition at kicker, but three was apparently too many at the position.
Now, Ammendola will look to revive his career elsewhere. The 2020 undrafted free agent out of Oklahoma State made his NFL debut last season for the Jets, seeing time in 11 total games. The 25-year-old connected on 13 of his 19 field goal tries and 14 of his 15 extra point attempts. He even added in six punts, averaging 48.5 yards.