The Jets have waived kicker Sergio Castillo.
We've released K Sergio Castillo.— New York Jets (@nyjets) December 15, 2020
This come as no surprise. Yesterday the Jets claimed kicker Chase McLaughlin off waivers. Two days ago Castillo missed three field goals in the loss to Seattle. The Jets have also indicated starting kicker Sam Ficken, who has been on injured reserve with a groin injury could be close to returning to the lineup. That leaves no room for Castillo.
Castillo started hot for the Jets in place of Ficken, making 6 of 7 field goal attempts and all four extra points in his first three games. Ficken briefly returned to action in a game against the Chargers where he missed a pair of extra points. This led to Castillo’s return to the lineup, but he was nowhere near as sharp in the last three games. He missed a field goal shortly before halftime against Miami and an extra point against Las Vegas before his brutal performance on Sunday.