Ex-Boys kicker Folk signs with Jets

February, 23, 2010
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Former Cowboys kicker Nick Folk has signed a one-year contract with the New York Jets, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Jets kicker Jay Feely will soon become an unrestricted free agent, so the club needed to protect itself. Folk recently worked out for both the Jets and Giants.

This is good news for Giants place-kicker Lawrence Tynes and the Dallas Cowboys. The last thing Jerry Jones wanted to see was Folk regaining his Pro Bowl form with an NFC East rival such as the Giants or Redskins. It's a good move by the Jets because Folk showed so much promise during his first two seasons with the Cowboys. He absolutely cratered during the '09 season, though, so we'll see if he can make a comeback.

Meanwhile, the Redskins and Cowboys face huge questions at kicker -- and it's not like Tom Coughlin is completely sold on Tynes. The Eagles are the only team that has a stable place-kicking situation in the division right now.

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