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Is Nick Folk's Roster Spot in Trouble?

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After the Draft, there have been reports of the Jets signing a pair of undrafted free agent kickers.

The team has not officially announced either signing yet. One cannot help but wonder what implications these moves might have for Nick Folk, though.

The Jets probably are still going to need to clear some salary cap space to maneuver through the 2016 season. Letting Folk go would clear up over $2 million in room to work under the cap.

Would the Jets be comfortable with a pair of rookies competing for the kicking job? They are going to take that approach with the punter position.

I do not want to read too much into this. It is possible one of these signings is a placeholder and will not last until training camp. It is also possible the Jets could carry three kickers into camp. Three would seem like a lot, though. This might be worth watching.