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.

32 responses to “Cardinals cut Jay Feely

  1. 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

  2. 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.

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

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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.

  13. “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.

  14. 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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