The Jets have waived kicker Chris Naggar.
We have waived K Chris Naggar.— New York Jets (@nyjets) August 16, 2021
Naggar was 1 for 2 on field goal attempts in Saturday night’s preseason opener. The miss came from 53 yards. That’s no easy kick. It’s difficult to blame a kicker for missing one from that distance. However, Naggar probably needed to do something exceptional to earn the team’s trust. He was an undrafted rookie signing out of SMU a few months back. Because of that, he likely had a higher threshold to prove his worth than a veteran with a resume of success would have had.
The Jets’ kicking situation remains unclear at the moment. It is entirely possible the Week 1 kicker is not currently on the roster. The team might very well wait to see cuts across the league from teams that have multiple quality kickers at the end of the preseason. Until then we will wait and wonder what is to come.