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4 pending NY Jets free agents who have earned a new contract

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4. Matt Ammendola, K, NY Jets

The Jets have been searching for a reliable kicker since the one year they had Pro Bowler Jason Myers back in 2018. Since then, it's been a hodgepodge of underwhelming, and at points disastrous, performances from the Jets' kickers.

The likes of Taylor Bertolet, Chandler Catanzaro, Kaare Vedvik, Sam Ficken, Sergio Castillo, Chase McLoughlin, and Chris Naggar have been brought in to be potential solutions for the team's kicker problem.

None remain with the organization.

Instead, it's been former undrafted free agent Matt Ammendola who has served as the Jets' lone kicker this season. And to his credit, he's performed quite well.

Ammendola has made 10-of-13 field goals and 11-of-12 extra points as he's well on his way to at least a respectable season. That's more than can be said for his predecessors.

Despite a big leg, Ammendola has struggled at times from long distance missing both of his attempts from 50-plus, although he did nail a kick from 48 yards out last Sunday and made one from 49 earlier in the year.

At the very least, Ammendola has done enough to prove that he should stick around for at least another year, provided he doesn't implode over the final two months of the season.

As of right now, Matt Ammendola has earned a new contract.

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