The New York Jets added a pair of free agents to their roster Tuesday, signing both kicker Nick Folk and offensive tackle Michael Turkovich.
In three NFL seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, Folk connected on 79 percent of his field goal attempts (64 of 81). A sixth-round pick of the 'Boys back in 2007, Folk (6'1", 225) struggled last season in connecting on 18 of his 28 tries.
Turkovich (6'6", 305) played collegiately at Notre Dame before signing with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent after the 2009 draft. He injured his knee during training camp and was subsequently waived last August.
With free agency set to begin next Friday, the Jets have given themselves some insurance at the kicking position. Jay Feely, who was accurate on 84 percent of his kicks with the Green & White over the past two seasons, is an unrestricted free agent and could command a decent amount of cash on the open market.
Even after the Folk signing was announced, ESPN reported that Feely has said he wants to re-sign with the Jets.
Update, Wednesday, 10 a.m. — Feely posted his first remarks since the Folk signing on Twitter this morning:
I appreciate all the support from the Jets fans. I have truly enjoyed being a Jet and my sincere wish is to be one til the end of my career.