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Jets release Robert Malone, sign Ryan Quigley

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The Jets have made a big change on special teams.

The club announced the release of third-year punter Robert Malone on Monday. To replace Malone, the club re-signed Ryan Quigley, who punted in three preseason games for the Jets this summer.

Quigley, 23, posted a 40.7-yard net average on 10 punts in the exhibition season. The Jets waived him on August 26. Quigley was on the Bears’ roster for the 2012 regular-season opener, but he was inactive.

Malone punted 16 times in the Jets’ first two games of 2013, recording a gross average of 46.1 yards and a net average of 37.1 yards. Nine of his 16 punts were returned, with opponents gaining 107 yards. As the Newark Star-Ledger noted in a feature published on Sunday, Malone wasn’t particularly sharp in the Week Two loss at New England.

The 25-year-old Malone had been the Jets’ punter in the last 18 regular-season games dating back to 2012.

In another transaction Monday, the Jets re-signed veteran linebacker Scott Solomon, whom they released last week. A second-year pro from Rice, Solomon was on the Jets’ inactive list for the Week One victory vs. Tampa Bay.

The Jets also made two practice-squad moves, signing linebacker Danny Lansanah and releasing wide receiver Rahsaan Vaughan.

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11 Responses to “Jets release Robert Malone, sign Ryan Quigley”
  1. scaredhitless says: Sep 16, 2013 12:27 PM

    Didn’t he hit an 84 yard punt in week 1?


  2. dspyank2k11 says: Sep 16, 2013 12:33 PM

    Wait… did I miss something? Punter getting publicity on a Monday after a great football weekend?

    Oh I forgot, this is a NY Jets site.

    Carry on

  3. 69finfan says: Sep 16, 2013 12:37 PM

    That should just about do it. The RR Super Bowl Guaranty should be arriving any minute.

  4. happster says: Sep 16, 2013 12:38 PM

    All those punts, he has dead leg. They need to start fumbling and throwing picks more, to give their punter some rest.

  5. all4patriots says: Sep 16, 2013 12:53 PM

    All fixed now!

  6. whatnojets says: Sep 16, 2013 1:18 PM

    Well so much for this morning brain teasing comments from PTF:

    P Robert Malone looks like he’ll be an important player for the Jets this season.

  7. whatjusthapped says: Sep 16, 2013 1:20 PM

    Have you seen the Jets offense? The choice of punter carries a lot more weight for the Jets compared to any other NFL team.

  8. justanacehole says: Sep 16, 2013 1:27 PM

    I have a feeling they miss Weatherford, 4th and 18 notwithstanding.

  9. hrmlss says: Sep 16, 2013 1:51 PM

    Isn’t Quigley the guy with the gun in Australia?

  10. lrjets says: Sep 16, 2013 4:34 PM

    dspyank2k11 says:Sep 16, 2013 12:33 PM

    Oh I forgot, this is a NY Jets site.

    Now, now, you didn’t forget. You live for this.

  11. woodrree7 says: Sep 16, 2013 6:26 PM


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