The New York Jets have signed two free agents: center Charles Missant and punter Jeremy Kapinos. The announcement was made by Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum.
Missant (6'3", 295) was originally signed by the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Western Michigan on April 10, 2005, and has participated in the team's 2005 and 2006 training camps. In 2006 he was allocated by the Jets to the Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europa and won a World Bowl championship. This year he joined Frankfurt for a second season and helped the Galaxy to their second consecutive World Bowl appearance.
Kapinos (6'1", 235) punted at Penn State for four seasons, averaging 41.8 yards per punt with a career long of 78 yards. Kapinos was a finalist for the 2006 Ray Guy Award, presented to the nation's top punter, and was an All-America third-team selection by the Associated Press. His 247 punts and 10,326 yards are tops in Nittany Lions history.