The New York Jets have signed veteran kicker Josh Brown, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports.
A 2003 seventh round pick out of Nebraska by the Seattle Seahawks, Brown 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.