Jets cut punter to make room for Fitzpatrick

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The Jets officially signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick Thursday, meaning the team needed to clear a spot on its 90-man preseason roster.

Rookie punter Tom Hackett was the player waived to make room for Fitzpatrick.

That means, at least for now, rookie Lachlan Edwards is the lone punter on the Jets’ roster. The Jets drafted Edwards in the seventh round last April.

At 6-foot-4, 209, Edwards is big for a punter and still learning the game. A former Australian Rules Football player, Edwards never picked up a football until 2012.

The Jets drafted Edwards after losing Ryan Quigley, their punter for the last three seasons, to the Eagles via free agency.