Jets bring back Chandler Catanzaro after bad season away


The Jets turned to a familiar face to fill their open kicker job.

The team signed Chandler Catanzaro on Friday morning to replace Jason Myers, who signed with the Seahawks this week.

Catanzaro spent the 2017 season with the Jets, making 25-of-30 field goal attempts and all 29 extra points he attempted. Catanzaro left as a free agent last year and went to the Buccaneers, where he struggled. He made just 11-of-15 field goal attempts and 23-of-27 extra points. He was released after nine games and finished the year with the Panthers, where he made all five field goals he attempted and missed one extra point in four games.

Myers had a Pro Bowl season for the Jets last year, but his asking price got too high for the Jets. The Seahawks gave him a four-year deal worth $15.45 million, with $7 million in guaranteed money.

The Jets also officially announced the signings of linebacker C.J. Mosely, wide receiver Jamison Crowder and wide receiver Josh Bellamy.