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Jason Myers will be the Jets’ Week 1 kicker

NFL: New York Jets at Philadelphia Eagles Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Jets head coach Todd Bowles confirmed on Thursday that Jason Myers will be the kicker for the Jets Week 1 against the Detroit Lions.

On if Jason Myers will be the kicker against the Lions...


On what was his thought process on sticking with Myers...

Well we liked him in the preseason obviously. We brought a lot of guys in in a lot of different positions. This is the time of year you kick the tires around for everybody because injuries happen, and we do our due diligence and make sure we bring guys in at every position.

It is a tad surprising to see the Jets sticking with Myers after bringing in numerous kickers for workouts over the last few days. He did hit a 58 yard field goal in his one preseason game in green and white, but his overall track record is spotty.

At the very least, Myers’ hold on the job seems tenuous at the moment.