Jets cutting Eddy Pineiro as Greg Zuerlein wins kicking job

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The Jets’ kicking competition is over.

Greg Zuerlein will be the Jets’ kicker with the team releasing Eddy Pineiro on Tuesday, according to ESPN. The Jets signed the 34-year-old Zuerlein in March.

In Monday’s preseason win over the Falcons, Zuerlein made a 44-yard field goal and one extra point, while Pineiro went 2-for-2 on extra points and did not attempt a field goal.

Greg Zuerlein
Greg Zuerlein
AP
Eddy Pineiro (15)
Eddy Pineiro (15)
Charles Wenzelberg/New York Post

Zuerlein spent the past two seasons with the Cowboys after eight years with the Rams. He converted 82.9 percent of his field goals in both of his seasons in Dallas.

Pineiro, 26, went 8-for-8 on field goals and 9-for-10 on extra points in five games last season for the Jets.



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