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Jets Waive Bryan (Punter) and Novak (Kicker)

by Phil Sullivan on August 30, 2011

It looks like the Jets have decided on the identity of their special teams.  According to Jenny Vrentas on NJ.com the Jets have waived Punter Chris Bryan and Kicker Nick Novak.  This means that the place kicker will once again be Nick Folk and the punter will be TJ Conley.  This is of course subject to any additional waiver claims that the Jets may make.

The Jets have cut punter Chris Bryan and kicker Nick Novak, according to two people with knowledge of the transactions. That means the Jets appear to have selected their specialists for this season, or at least Week 1: kicker Nick Folk and punter TJ Conley.

Those people requested anonymity because the team has not yet announced the moves.

Folk was the favorite to win the kicking competition after re-signing with the Jets during free agency. He made 4-of-5 field goals during the preseason, including a 50-yard attempt. His miss was wide right from 43 yards.

Bryan appeared to have an early lead in the punting competition, but Conley gained steam and may have sealed the deal with a strong performance last night against the Giants. Conley had a net average of 43.7 yards, with a long of 58 yards, compared to Bryan’s net average of 35.7 yards.

The Daily News first reported that Novak had been cut.

The Jets have now pared their roster down to 80, required by close of business today. The next round of cuts will take it down to 53.

Please visit our New York Jets message board for more information on these moves.

Phil Sullivan

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