Houston Texans Officially Sign Former Jets Kicker

The Houston Texans are in for a rough year, as they are the midst of a rebuild that currently has little potentially elite talent involved, and today they filled in a genuine position of need for the upcoming season. The team worked out former Jets kicker Matt Amendola on Wednesday, and today, the team made it official that he would be the next kicker of the Texans franchise.

In his first season at the NFL level, Ammendola went 13-19 for the New York Jets, for a 68% conversion rate, with a long of 49, and while Jets punter Braden Mann was injury, Ammendola filled in admirably as the punter, sending 6 punts down for 291 yards. 

The former Oklahoma State kicker has never been the most accurate, and doesn't have the biggest leg, but for a team that is going to severely struggle in 2022, Ammendola is going to fill a need for them. We aren't looking at the next Justin Tucker, but it's one less thing for Houston to worry about, and at 26-years of age, he has plenty of growing to do, and could become a very good kicker in the NFL as he continues to learn and get experience at the next level. 

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