According to a report from Manish Mehta of the Daily News, the Jets are bringing in a few kickers to challenge the beleaguered Chandler Catanzaro, who compounded his training camp struggles by missing two extra points in the preseason opener.
Mehta reports that Blair Walsh and Chris Blewitt are among those that will work out for the team.
Walsh, although he's a former all-pro, is most notorious for missing a chip shot field goal in the last minute of the Vikings' 10-9 postseason loss in Seattle three years ago. Since then, he's been the least accurate kicker in the NFL and was out of the league last year.
Blewitt has never kicked in an NFL regular season or preseason game and only lasted until mini-camp in the Bears' ill-fated kicking competition.
Mehta also speculates that the Bears could trade for internet favorite Kaare Vedvik, who could also interest the Jets.
Catanzaro already won the Jets' kicking job in controversial circumstances back in 2017, as they opted to retain him over Ross Martin who had outperformed him in camp and preseason. The Jets reportedly preferred Catanzaro because of his superior kickoffs. He made 25 of 30 field goals and all 29 of his extra points.
It's worth noting that both Nick Folk and Jason Myers were basically on the scrapheap when the Jets got them, so perhaps they could have success with someone like Walsh. Either way, Catanzaro is struggling so badly right now that something needs to change.