FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Jets have signed former Houston Texans kicker Randy Bullock to replace Nick Folk, who was placed on season-ending injured reserve.
Bullock was practicing with the Jets on Tuesday and will kick against Rex Ryan’s Buffalo Bills on Thursday night. Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan is familiar with Bullock from their time in Houston together. Bullock was drafted in the fifth round in 2012 out of Texas A&M, but was cut by the Texans on Sept. 29.
Folk injured his right quadriceps during pregame warmups last Sunday, leaving kicking duties against Jacksonville to punter Ryan Quigley. Folk said he heard a “pop” in his leg, and coach Todd Bowles said the kicker would be sidelined at least four weeks.
In three games with the Texans this season, Bullock made 5 of 6 field goal attempts, but missed two extra points. He has converted 80.3 percent of his field goal tries for his career with a long of 55 yards.
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