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NY Jets: 4 more veterans on offense in danger of being cut this summer

NY Jets, Ryan Griffin
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NY Jets, Sam Ficken
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4. Sam Ficken, K, NY Jets

Yes, we're technically cheating with this one as the kicker position isn't actually a part of the offense. But they score points, don't they? That's good enough for me, especially since the alternative at this spot was backup swing tackle Conor McDermott.

We'll stick to talking about everyone's third favorite returning specialist on the Jets roster, Sam Ficken.

Ficken has been the Jets' kicker for the better part of the last two seasons, and he hasn't exactly found the most success. He made just 70 percent of his field goals in 2019, one of the worst rates in the NFL.

And in 2020, despite connecting on 13-of-15 kicks (86 percent), he missed three of his 15 extra-point tries. Ficken has been inconsistent at best over the last two years, to the point where the team even waived him ahead of Week 17.

He's back on the roster now, but expected to be part of a fierce battle in training camp for the kicker job alongside undrafted rookie Chris Naggar.

Special teams coordinator Brant Boyer is a big fan of Naggar as the seemingly untouchable assistant coach did quite a bit of work on the former SMU kicker in college.

The Jets want Naggar to win this job and will give him every opportunity to do so. If he impresses in camp, they won't think twice about cutting ties with Ficken.

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