The New York Jets have re-signed unrestricted free agent K Nick Folk, waived WR Michael Campbell and released S Gerald Alexander. The announcements were made by General Manager Mike Tannenbaum.
Folk (K/6-1/222/Arizona/Hollywood, CA) has connected on three game-winning field goals in his two seasons with the Jets, the most recent occurring in the 2011 season opener against (9/11), a 50-yard kick with 32 seconds remaining that lifted the Jets to a 27-24 victory. In 2011 Folk was successful on 18-of-24 field goals and all 42 PAT attempts.
Folk originally joined the Jets in 2010 as a free agent after three seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. Over two seasons with the club, he has made 48-of-63 field goals and all 79 PAT attempts. Selected in the sixth round (178th overall) of the 2007 NFL draft by Dallas, Folk earned a trip to the Pro Bowl after connecting on 26-of-31 field goals and all 53 PAT attempts. For his career, Folk has converted 112-of-144 field goals and all 210 PAT attempts.
Campbell (WR/6-2/205/Temple/Edison, NJ), initially signed with the Jets as an undrafted free agent (07/27/11) and spent part of the season with the club as a member of the practice squad. Campbell played in 43 career games (19 starts) at Temple, totaling 1,253 yards and 83 receptions. As a senior, he led the team with 724 receiving yards on 45 receptions.
Alexander (6-2/209/Boise State/Rancho Cucamonga, CA) was signed by the Jets (12/13/11) after he was waived by the Miami Dolphins (11/01/11). He saw playing time against the Eagles (12/18) and was inactive against the Giants (12/24) and the Dolphins (1/1). During the 2010 season, he spent time with Carolina, Jacksonville and Detroit. Originally selected by the Lions in the second round (61st overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft, Alexander spent two seasons in Detroit, starting 17-of-21 games and recording 65 tackles, two interceptions and two sacks before being placed on injured reserve (10/13/08).