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Cardinals cut Jay Feely

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Veteran kicker Jay Feely has lost the competition in Arizona.

The Cardinals have decided to release Feely, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

“It’s been an honor to play for the Arizona Cardinals,” Feely wrote on Twitter. “Michael Bidwill, thank you for your leadership and friendship. AZ will still be home!”

Chandler Catanzaro, a rookie out of Clemson, has been competing with Feely through training camp and the preseason. Catanzaro has made all of his field goals in the preseason, while Feely missed a field goal in Sunday’s preseason game.

The 38-year-old Feely still has a shot of catching on somewhere, as the kicking situation is up in the air in several cities. Denver, where kicker Matt Prater is suspended for the first four games of the season, may be a short-term option.

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32 Responses to “Cardinals cut Jay Feely”
  1. RegisHawk says: Aug 25, 2014 12:28 PM

    I’ll never forget that game in Seattle when he played for the Giants and missed 3 FGs.

  2. In Teddy We Trust says: Aug 25, 2014 12:34 PM

    That was a nice tweet from Jay, but it was a little too touchy-Feely.

  3. gumbogumbo says: Aug 25, 2014 12:35 PM

    Feely could compete with Henery in Philadelphia.

  4. don2074978 says: Aug 25, 2014 12:41 PM

    I’ll never forget his Fake FG touchdown run. Great Community guy!!! As for Denver that would be a great landing spot with a shot at the distance record always there.

    The problem with Denver is Veterans Termination Pay… if Jay is on the opening day roster Denver has to pay him for the whole year even if they cut him to bring Prater back. Not sure if Denver can pay that being 500K under the cap

  5. dalcow4 says: Aug 25, 2014 12:41 PM

    He should immediately tweet about how he was fired for talking about this or that Social Justice Warrior cause— aim for a Kluwe-like settlement.

  6. bassplucker says: Aug 25, 2014 12:46 PM

    That bad miss last night in perfect indoor conditions may have sealed the deal. Just sayin.

  7. buzzardpointlookout says: Aug 25, 2014 12:53 PM

    The Lions should give Feely a call.

  8. luz56 says: Aug 25, 2014 12:54 PM

    Performances based on field…. He went home knowing he was done after last night crappy performance….good on you for community work !!

  9. buccaneerbeezy says: Aug 25, 2014 1:05 PM

    The Texans should really look into Feely , Randy Bullock is god awful

  10. mrrmiyagi says: Aug 25, 2014 1:06 PM

    don2074978 says: Aug 25, 2014 12:41 PM

    The problem with Denver is Veterans Termination Pay… if Jay is on the opening day roster Denver has to pay him for the whole year even if they cut him to bring Prater back. Not sure if Denver can pay that being 500K under the cap

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    Maybe they can work out an ala carte deal with him. Pay only for every made FG and EP.

  11. seatownballers says: Aug 25, 2014 1:09 PM

    Signed in Denver by the time you read this

  12. rajbais says: Aug 25, 2014 1:11 PM

    Maybe he can get a deal with Fox News. In the past he seemed to care more about that than kicking better.

  13. classyjacklambert says: Aug 25, 2014 1:13 PM

    Catanzaro was a stud at Clemson and will be missed here.

  14. jmc8888 says: Aug 25, 2014 1:15 PM

    Wasn’t a bad kicker per se. Had some good moments.

    But also missed some clutch kicks, and his leg is not as strong as it used to be.

    His kickoffs have sucked for the last few years. He altered his motion and gained a few yards this preseason, but there’s no guarantee it stays that way. His kickoffs always seemed to get shorter and shorter as the season goes on.

    Even though he increased the distance with the change, the hang time was still quite a bit less then desired. It’s important to get the ball deep, but also enough time to cover it.

    Catanazaro’s kickoffs were still longer and higher.

    Good luck Feely.

  15. Chris says: Aug 25, 2014 1:18 PM

    I don’t think the missed FG did him in. For a couple of seasons now, Jay could not kick the ball out of the end zone on KO’s. Teams were getting better field position because he didn’t have the leg strength to do what every NFL kicker should be able to do since they were moved to the 35.

  16. fwippel says: Aug 25, 2014 1:19 PM

    On to Denver for four weeks.

  17. bassplucker says: Aug 25, 2014 1:23 PM

    I don’t think the missed FG did him in. For a couple of seasons now, Jay could not kick the ball out of the end zone on KO’s. Teams were getting better field position because he didn’t have the leg strength to do what every NFL kicker should be able to do since they were moved to the 35.

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    True, however Robbie Gould for the Bears only gets it to the endzone on kickoffs about one time out of 10 yet there has never even been a hint of him being in jeopardy up there.

  18. redbird24 says: Aug 25, 2014 1:23 PM

    Sorry to see Feely go. He’s been a good kicker, occasionally missing a kick he should make but then making the ones you don’t expect him to make. For the Cardinals he made two-thirds of his FGs over 50 yards and 85 % overall. On top of that, he’s a true pro.

  19. MostlyRight says: Aug 25, 2014 1:24 PM

    It was a close competition but the kid won with youth and a longer hang time on kickoffs. Feely will catch on somewhere as he’s a class act vet with a better leg than what’s on a lot of squads.

  20. @Cereal_22 says: Aug 25, 2014 1:35 PM

    #KickerTalk

  21. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 25, 2014 1:41 PM

    They’re probably bringing in Jeff Reed for a workout.

  22. wydok says: Aug 25, 2014 2:06 PM

    I wonder if he’s got enough left to still be better than Alex Henery.

  23. paulz624 says: Aug 25, 2014 2:12 PM

    Should be an Eagle by tonight.

  24. nosleeptilsb says: Aug 25, 2014 2:30 PM

    Some team out there will cop a Feely.

  25. clssylssy says: Aug 25, 2014 4:54 PM

    He’s been a great team player and has had some memorable moments. Certainly, he is better than some other kickers in the league and still has plenty to contribute on the field and will be an asset to any community he calls home . I have to think that like so many Cardinals before him, he will find success with another team and a fresh beginning. Good luck Jay, thanks for all you’ve done for the fans in Arizona!

  26. pittsburghdamned says: Aug 25, 2014 5:40 PM

    You cut the wrong has-been. Carson Palmer should be packing his bags.

  27. magicmtndan says: Aug 25, 2014 5:58 PM

    MostlyRight says:
    Aug 25, 2014 1:24 PM
    It was a close competition but the kid won with youth and a longer hang time on kickoffs.

    Youth, hang time, accuracy and…

    wait for it…

    MONEY. Veteran makes a lot more $$$ than the kid.

  28. nosleeptilsb says: Aug 25, 2014 6:25 PM

    At 49, I miss youth,…hangtime, …and accuracy. And in the offseason I miss football. Maybe I should go back to Tequila and Coke.

  29. The Steelers are Marching and the world cowers. The three rivers were made from your tears and we build boats. We build lots of boats. We walk beside pristine trophy cases and engraved gold. They say it's lonely at the top, but we sure like the view. says: Aug 25, 2014 6:27 PM

    Best player they had.

  30. billh1947 says: Aug 25, 2014 6:30 PM

    “The Lions should give Feely a call.”Great idea, since he already has a beautiful home and spends his summers in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on a beautiful lake this would work out well for him,he can become a permanent Yooper in Northern Michigan along with Chester Marcol.

  31. omcpa says: Aug 25, 2014 6:59 PM

    Send him to Miami lord knows we need a kicker LOL!!

  32. jerrytown says: Aug 25, 2014 7:15 PM

    Best player they had? That’s an awfully bold statement coming from a steelers fan…Cards will finish with a better record again this year.

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