The New York Jets signed veteran place kicker Billy Cundiff to a one year deal on Tuesday. Cundiff will compete with the incumbent Nick Folk during training camp and pre-season for the Jets 2013 kicking duties.
Cundiff, who spent part of last season with the San Francisco 49ers, worked out for the Jets on Monday before signing with them — making the Jets Cundiff’s 12th team in 9 seasons. He most notably played for the Baltimore Ravens, and famously missed a game winning kick in the AFC Championship game in 2012, which would’ve sent the Ravens to the Super Bowl.
Cundiff’s signing in no way signals the end for current kicker Nick Folk. The Jets like many organizations often like to have competition at kicker — Folk previously beat out Josh Brown in 2012 and Nick Novak in 2011.
Folk, who is in his fourth season, re-signed with the Jets in March. He was 21 of 27 on field-goal attempts last season, and is 134 for 172 for his career.