Reports: Jets sign K Billy Cundiff

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The New York Jets reportedly have signed kicker Billy Cundiff to compete with incumbent Nick Folk.

Cundiff, 33, is a former Pro Bowl performer who has had a solid, well-traveled NFL career. He perhaps is best known for missing what would have been a game-tying 32-yard field goal for the Baltimore Ravens in the closing seconds of the AFC Championship Game against New England in 2012.

The San Francisco 49ers signed Cundiff on Jan. 1 to compete with struggling veteran David Akers. The 49ers decided to keep Akers as their regular kicker but left Cundiff on the roster prior to their playoff victory over the Green Bay Packers. They did not activate him for the game and released him.

Cundiff has played in 106 games, converting 217 extra points and 139 of 184 (75.5 percent) of his field goal attempts in his career.

To make room for Cundiff, the Jets waived kicker Brett Maher, a first-year free agent.
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