Kicker Josh Brown has agreed to terms with the New York Jets, shortly after being released by the St. Louis Rams, a source with knowledge of the situation told NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora on Tuesday.
Before he was released, Brown was set to make $2.7 million and account for $3.7 million against the Rams' salary cap in the final year of his five-year, $14.2 million deal. The Rams selected Brown's replacement, Greg Zuerlein, with a sixth-round pick in last week's draft.
Brown's addition to the Jets' kicking group could spell trouble for five-year veteran Nick Folk, who made 19 of 25 field-goal attempts last season. Folk has made 113 of 145 field-goal attempts in his career.
Brown, 32, is a nine-year NFL veteran who joined the Rams in 2008 after spending five seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. He has made 220 of 272 field-goal attempts in his career, but he was just 21 of 28 last season.