The Rams cut Josh Brown after taking kicker Greg Zuerlein in the sixth round of the draft, but Brown didn’t have to wait long for new work.
Brian Costello of the New York Post was the first to report that the Jets have signed the veteran kicker. He will compete with holdover Nick Folk for the job with the Jets in 2012.
Brown made 21-of-28 field goals for the Rams last season with particular struggles on kicks of 40 or more yards. He has spent nine years in the NFL, five of them with the Seahawks before making the move to St. Louis. When he did make that move, Brown became the highest paid kicker in the league for a short time.
He doesn’t figure to reclaim that spot, but he should have a decent chance at beating out Folk. Folk’s made 49-of-64 field goals in his two years with the Jets, but he’s had a habit of missing short kicks that haven’t done much to endear him to the team or its fans.