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K Kyle Brindza Signs Reserve/Future Deal

Former Notre Dame Kicker Began NFL Career Last Year as Free Agent with Lions, Also Kicked for Bucs


The Jets have signed kicker Kyle Brindza to a reserve/future contract.

Brindza (6'1", 236) entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Notre Dame with Detroit after last year's draft. The Lions traded him to Tampa Bay for TE Tim Wright in late August and the Buccaneers waived him in October.

He was perfect in the preseason for the Lions, hitting all three fields and both extra points he tried, before the trade. As the Bucs' kicker in the first six games, he converted six of 12 field goals and six of eight PATs. One of his field goals was a 58-yarder against the Texans.

Brindza was a kickoff specialist as a Notre Dame freshmen, then was 70.4% field goal kicker (57-of-81) and scored 93-plus points in the last three of his four seasons with the Fighting Irish.

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