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New York Jets: Ranking Veteran Cap Casualties To Potentially Bring In Ryan Fitzpatrick

2. Nick Folk, K

  • 2016 Cap Number: $3,343,333
  • Cap Savings If Cut Post Jun. 1: $2,750,000

The one’s certainly interesting.

In 2014, there was no better Jet. Nick Folk kicked his way to a pretty solid 32-of-39 on the season.

Last season, Folk was injured for all but eight games. What’s worse for the guy the Jets can save a cool $2.750,000 on, is they didn’t miss a beat without him. Randy Bullock filled in admirably. His 14-of-17 mark didn’t allow the Jets to think one bit about Folk.

It now creates this situation. The one that raises serious questions about whether or not Folk is dispensable.


The only other kicker on the roster is undrafted Duke product Ross Martin. Odds are, Folk will be back and Maccagnan looks elsewhere in shedding salary.

Still, this situation must be monitored. If Martin shines anywhere near Folk’s level this summer, That savings number of $2.750M will be capitalized on.

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