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Jets' Rex Ryan says kickers Josh Brown, Nick Folk will compete

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New York Jets coach Rex Ryan said newly signed veteran Josh Brown gives the team "two excellent kickers," adding that there will be "a great competition" between Brown and incumbent Nick Folk this summer.

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Ryan confirmed the signing while speaking at a charity event on Tuesday.

A knowledgeable source told NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora that Brown and the team had agreed to terms on a deal earlier in the day, after separate reports about Brown joining the Jets were posted by the New York Daily News and the New York Post.

The 33-year-old Brown was released by the Rams last weekend after St. Louis drafted his potential replacement, Greg Zuerlein of Missouri Western, in the sixth round of the NFL draft on Saturday. Brown, who was entering the final year of a five-year, $14.2 million deal, is a career 81 percent kicker but was 21 for 28 on field goals last season.

Folk, entering his third season with the Jets, was re-signed in March after going 19 for 25.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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