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Jets add kicker Derek Dimke


The Jets have signed placekicker Derek Dimke to a three-year contract, agent Paul Sheehy told PFT on Thursday. Sheehy first reported news of the agreement on Twitter.

Dimke, who turns 23 next week, kicked for the Lions last preseason. He previously had workouts with Cleveland and Miami, Sheehy said. The Jets worked Dimke out today before signing him, according to Sheehy.

Dimke presents competition for incumbent Jets kicker Nick Folk, who connected on 21-of-27 field goals for New York in 2012. The Jets re-signed Folk to a one-year deal in March.

The 6-foot, 180-pound Dimke kicked collegiately at Illinois, connecting on 39-of-46 field goals from 2009 through 2011.

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7 Responses to “Jets add kicker Derek Dimke”
  1. ozymandias121 says: Apr 11, 2013 7:22 PM

    It’s sad that the best off season move the Jets will make this year (besides releasing Teblows) will be the signing of this guy.

  2. dropkickbanana says: Apr 11, 2013 7:58 PM

    Is he old enough to drive? Wow, he looks young.

  3. EJ says: Apr 11, 2013 8:02 PM

    He looks about 16 years old.

  4. getyourownname says: Apr 11, 2013 8:55 PM

    Hope his contract isn’t incentive-based, Jets’ offense will not get him close enough to try many kicks.

  5. wojlos says: Apr 11, 2013 9:27 PM

    Jet’s starting QB week 1.

  6. bbwasright says: Apr 11, 2013 9:45 PM


  7. garyman1 says: Apr 11, 2013 10:12 PM

    Finally, the last piece to the championship puzzle is now in place. (Yes, that was sarcasm)

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