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Jets Pickup Just Released Kicker Josh Brown

Early in the day Tuesday the Rams dumped veteran kicker Josh Brown.

The Jets were more than happy to pick up his services late on Tuesday.

Brown was a 2003 seventh round pick out of Nebraska by the Seahawks. He is 220-of-272 (80.9%) on field goal attempts and ranks 51st all-time in scoring with 962 points. Signed to a five-year contract by the St. Louis Rams in 2008, Brown is 104-of-127 (81.9%) on field goal attempts, but is coming off a season where he missed seven of his 28 attempts, including four of 12 attempts from between 40-49 yards.

The Rams selected Missouri Western kicker Greg Zuerlein in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft and promptly released Brown, who was due $2.7 million in base salary in the final year of his contract.

Brown will compete with Nick Folk, who is 49-of-64 on field goal attempts during his two seasons with the Jets and was re-signed on a one-year, $765,000 contract on March 14 that contains just $50,000 in guaranteed money.

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