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Jets Give The Boot To Punter Robert Malone

Ryan Quigley Gets Another Chance To Impress
Robert Malone (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Robert Malone (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

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New York (CBSNewYork/AP) – The New York Jets are making a change — at punter.

Robert Malone is out just two games into the season and Ryan Quigley is in, the team announced Monday on Twitter.

Malone, in his second season with the Jets, set the franchise record last year with a 45.8 gross average, and had the second-best net average in team history at 38.5. He beat out Quigley in camp, and had an 84-yard punt in the season opener against Tampa Bay.

But Malone struggled a bit at New England last Thursday night, punting nine times for a 37.1 net.

Quigley, from Boston College, had a 40.7-yard net average on 10 punts during the preseason.

New York also signed linebacker Scott Solomon. Wide receiver Rahsaan Vaughan was cut from the practice squad, making room for linebacker Danny Lansanah, the team said.

The Jets (1-1) will play the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

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