Wingert said the Jets plan to bring at least two new kickers to mini-camp next week. Whoever shows best during those workouts will remain with the team through summer camp and at least into the preseason.
The Jets have an outstanding kicker in Mike Nugent, a two-year veteran from Ohio State who was the club's second-round draft pick in 2005. Nugent is 46-for-55 in career NFL field goal attempts, including a 24-for-27 performance last season when he made 18 straight.
"They were the earliest team that had talked to me, and they had been in contact basically throughout," said Wingert. "It's a good opportunity. They said they'll probably keep one guy in camp to use as a camp leg and maybe to try out as a kickoff specialist.
"I feel confident I can show them something."
Total side note, Brian Wingert the kicker from UNI was signed by the NY Jets. Might be a kickoff guy at best behind Nugent.