The New York Jets are making another move to solve the endless kicker struggles that have infected Gang Green.
The 26-year-old booter from Penn State has subbed in as a replacement kicker with the Los Angeles Rams each of the past two seasons, appearing in two games each year. For his career during the regular season, Ficken has made three of six field-goal attempts, with a long of 34 yards, and 14 of 15 extra points.
Bringing in Ficken was required after the Jets' previous moves to replace the retired Chandler Catanzaro bombed. The latest failed attempt proved extremely costly. The Jets plucked Kaare Vedvik off waivers on Sept. 1 after the kicker imploded in Minnesota during the preseason. Sunday in the season opener that disintegration manifested in a botched extra point and missed field goal as the Jets fell by one point to the Buffalo Bills.