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Jets do the punter shuffle

Robert Malone, Jackie Battle AP

The Jets weren’t shy about their desire to have Tim Tebow personally protect someone other than T.J. Conley during the preseason.

Travis Baltz was with the team in training camp and they claimed Spencer Lanning off waivers before the final preseason game, but Conley held off his challengers. Until Tuesday, anyway.

Kimberley Martin of Newsday reports that the team has signed punter Robert Malone after a workout on Tuesday. Conley, who was erratic both last season and throughout the preseason, has been released. Malone spent training camp with the Chargers, but got cut when rosters went down to 53 players. He played one game with the Lions last season, punting five times for a 49-yard gross average although one got returned for a touchdown by Devin Hester. At least Malone, who played for the Bucs in 2010, has company on that front.

The Jets also waived defensive tackle Isaako Aaitui a few days after claiming him off of waivers from the Dolphins.

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9 Responses to “Jets do the punter shuffle”
  1. ghjjf says: Sep 4, 2012 6:23 PM

    Punter is a very important position in the Jets new offense, he will be on the field in almost every series.

  2. txxxchief says: Sep 4, 2012 6:27 PM

    The Jets know that they have to get the kicker with the best foot in there to maximize their potential on special teams.

  3. vincentbojackson says: Sep 4, 2012 6:30 PM

    What does this story have to do with Tim Tebow?

  4. dadeyemi says: Sep 4, 2012 7:34 PM

    Somewhere in NJ, Steve Weatherford is grinning with his super bowl ring

  5. watchfullhose says: Sep 4, 2012 8:02 PM

    They should sign Scott Player. That dude would still wear a single bar face mask.

  6. steelcitychick2 says: Sep 4, 2012 8:49 PM

    @Vincentbojackson Did you hear? They have a new name now thanks to Tebow. ‘Jetsblow’

  7. firstand4ever says: Sep 4, 2012 9:02 PM

    How about those Jets! Using a punter as a scapegoat for their 0 and 0 start to the season. Typical Jets.

  8. edwinmoses says: Sep 4, 2012 9:03 PM

    I thought they were working out John Potter (Bills cut)?

    I liked Potter, he looked good all camp and pre-season games but unfortunately there was no way he was going to unseat Moorman.

  9. edwinmoses says: Sep 4, 2012 9:05 PM

    And when I say Potter, I meant Shawn Powell!!!

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