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New York Jets Re-Sign K Nick Folk

By Alan Schechter

November 18, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Jets kicker Nick Folk (2) kicks an extra point against the St. Louis Rams during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. The Jets defeated the Rams 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets have finally brought back on of their own via free agency. Just a little while ago, the Jets announced that they have re-signed kicker Nick Folk.

Good decision by the Jets to bring Nick back, he has done a good job for this team since coming over in 2010.  He hasn’t missed an extra point as a New York Jet, and after a tough year with Dallas in 2009, he hasn’t been less than 75% with his field goals since coming over.

In three years with the Jets, Folk has averaged 108 points per season, a more than solid job for the team, despite the fact that I wanted Josh Brown to take over the job in 2012.

I can admit being wrong.

It also is a good sign to have the kicker on the roster, so as not waste a draft pick on a kicker.  Yes, it’s possible to find a Blair Walsh out there in the college draft, but the Jets would be much better suited to use their draft picks elsewhere.

Welcome back, Mr. Folk.