Jets put K Folk on IR, sign K Bullock
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) Randy Bullock is stepping in for the injured Nick Folk.
The New York Jets signed the former Houston Texans kicker on Tuesday to replace Folk, who was placed on the season-ending injured reserve list with an injured right quadriceps.
Bullock practiced with the Jets after signing with them and will kick against Rex Ryan’s Buffalo Bills on Thursday night.
Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan is familiar with Bullock from their time in Houston together. Bullock was drafted in the fifth round in 2012 out of Texas A&M, but was cut by the Texans on Sept. 29 and replaced by Nick Novak.
He has made 80.3 percent of his field goal tries, going 61 of 76, and is 69 of 71 on extra points – with both misses coming earlier this season with the new distance of 33 yards.
Folk was injured during pregame warmups last Sunday, leaving the kicking duties against Jacksonville to punter Ryan Quigley – who made all four of his extra points.
Folk said he heard a ”pop” in his leg, and coach Todd Bowles said the kicker would be sidelined at least four weeks. But with the Jets dealing with several injuries, they needed to clear a roster spot to bring in a new kicker.
Bullock was one of four kickers brought in by New York to try out, a group that also included Garrett Hartley.
Folk was 13 of 16 on field goals this season and converted all 19 extra points in his sixth season with the Jets.
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