Originally written on AFC East Daily  |  Last updated 11/18/14
BY DAN BEGNOCHENew York Jets kicker Nick Folk got a little breathing room Tuesday, though it didn't last long.Touted as the frontrunner for the starting placekicker job over rookie Brett Maher, the incumbent Folk saw his competition disappear Tuesday when the team cut the former Husker.The relief was short lived, however, as Gang Green brought in journeyman Billy Cundiff to battle Folk for the stating spot, according to the team's Twitter feed.Folk's years with the Jets haven't quite stood up to his time with Dallas, though he's been able to earn the starting role via training camp battles the past couple of years. He started off strong in 2012, making all of his field goals through the first seven games and putting some solid distance on his kickoffs. His second half was not so pretty, and he finished the year near the bottom of the league in field goal percentage and in kickoffs returned, according to Pro Football Focus.Since his arrival, the 28-year-old has managed only a 77-perc...
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