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Top Matt Ammendola News

  • Jets' Matt Ammendola: Remaining with Jets

    Ammendola signed a reserve/future contract with the Jets on Monday.

    Ammendola began the season as New York's kicker and went 13-for-19 on field-goal attempts and 14-for-15 on PATs before being cut in early December. He stuck around on the practice squad and will hope to get another opportunity in 2022.

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  • Matt Ammendola: Added to Jets' practice squad

    Ammendola was added to the Jets' practice squad Tuesday, Ethan Greenberg of the team's official site reports.

    The kicker was waived by the Jets on Saturday, but he will return to the team's practice squad after going unclaimed. In 11 games this season, Ammendola has gone 13 for 19 on field goals, and 14 for 15 on PATs. He is likely to remain on the practice squad for the time being, as the Jets just signed Eddy Pineiro to the active roster Monday.

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  • Matt Ammendola: Let go by Jets

    Ammendola was waived by the Jets on Saturday.

    Ammendola has had an inconsistent rookie season, knocking in only 68 percent of his field goals and 93 percent of his extra points. He's particularly struggled of late, converting only three of six field-goal attempts across his last two games. Ammendola should get another opportunity, though he may have to sign with a team's practice squad initially.

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  • Jets' Matt Ammendola: Another miss in win

    Ammendola made two of three field-goal attempts and converted his only PAT attempt in Sunday's 21-14 win over the Texans.

    Ammendola sandwiched a 42-yard miss in between makes from 31 and 37. Coach Robert Saleh hinted earlier that the Jets could bring in a different kicker if Ammendola's accuracy issues persist, and the rookie didn't make a strong case for keeping his job with this performance.

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  • Jets' Matt Ammendola: Job on notice

    Ammendola could be at risk of losing his spot on the roster after head coach Robert Saleh hinted at the possibility of the Jets working out other kickers this week, Andy Vasquez of The Bergen Record reports.

    Ammendola missed field-goal attempts of 55 and 40 yards in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Dolphins and now has missed four kicks in total over the past five weeks. Given the struggles of the Jets offense to consistently produce touchdowns on a weekly basis, having a reliable option in the kicking game is essential, and Ammendola's 69 percent success rate on field-goal attempts isn't getting the job done. Unfortunately for the 24-year-old rookie, he doesn't have an NFL track record to fall back on, which could make it easier for the Jets to pull the plug on him than if he were a struggling veteran.

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  • Jets' Matt Ammendola: Misses twice in loss

    Ammendola made one of three field-goal attempts and both of his PAT attempts in Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Dolphins.

    Ammendola hit the upright from 55 yards out with the game tied at seven late in the first half, showcasing his strong leg with excellent distance but also his poor accuracy. There was no silver lining when he missed again from 40 yards out in the third quarter, but at least Ammendola converted from 35 yards out in the final minute. Though the Jets have an appealing matchup in Week 12 against the Texans, Ammendola will be tough to trust considering he's just 11-for-16 on field-goal attempts this season.

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  • Jets' Matt Ammendola: Just one FG attempt again

    Ammendola made a 48-yard field goal on his only attempt and added a pair of PATs in Sunday's 45-17 loss to the Bills.

    Quarterback Mike White turned back into a pumpkin with four interceptions, and the Jets mustered just three points over the first three quarters after totaling 64 over the previous two games. This offense is too inconsistent to trust Ammendola in standard formats most weeks.

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  • Jets' Matt Ammendola: Accurate in Thursday's loss

    Ammendola made his only field-goal attempt and converted all three of his extra-point tries in Thursday's 45-30 loss to the Colts.

    Ammendola's make came from 33 yards out. The Jets have averaged 32 points in their last two games, so perhaps the rookie kicker will get more work moving forward. Ammendola has converted nine of 12 field-goal attempts through eight games.

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  • Jets' Matt Ammendola: Two short makes, one long miss

    Ammendola made two of three field-goal attempts and both of his PAT attempts in Sunday's 34-31 win over the Bengals.

    Ammendola was nowhere close on a 54-yard attempt in the second quarter, but he made a pair of 24-yard chip shots in the second half. The score dictated that the Jets go for two after each of their last two touchdowns, keeping Ammendola off the field. New York's offense came alive in Mike White's first career start at quarterback, but we'll need to see this level of success turn into a trend before recommending Ammendola for fantasy purposes.

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  • Jets' Matt Ammendola: Misses long FG attempt

    Ammendola missed a 48-yard field-goal attempt and made his only PAT attempt in Sunday's 54-13 loss to New England.

    Ammendola fell to 6-for-8 on field-goal attempts in his young career. New York was down by 18 after scoring its second touchdown and thus elected to go for two in an attempt to make it a two-possession game. Ammendola's opportunities remain limited by the Jets' offensive struggles, and the outlook moving forward will get even bleaker if injured quarterback Zach Wilson (knee) has to miss additional time.

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  • Jets' Matt Ammendola: Misses PAT but hits two kicks

    Ammendola connected on both of his field-goal attempts but missed his only PAT try in Sunday's 27-20 loss to Atlanta.

    The Jets got off to another painfully slow start, but Ammendola finally got them on the board with a 31-yard field goal 2:14 before halftime. He missed the PAT after the Jets finally got into the end zone after halftime, prompting New York to go for two after its subsequent touchdown, though Ammendola made amends by converting a 49-yard field goal in the fourth quarter.

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  • Jets' Matt Ammendola: OT field goal stands up as winner

    Ammendola connected on both of his field-goal attempts and all three of his PAT attempts in Sunday's 27-24 overtime win over Tennessee.

    Ammendola didn't face a high degree of difficulty on any of his kicks, with his field goals coming from 27 and 22 yards out. The latter gave the Jets the lead in overtime and held up as the winner when Titans kicker Randy Bullock pulled his 49-yard attempt wide. Ammendola's still tough to trust considering New York's offense mustered only six points over the previous two games combined, but this was an encouraging performance from that unit.

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  • Jets' Matt Ammendola: Doesn't get off bench in Week 3

    Ammendola didn't attempt a kick in Sunday's 26-0 loss to the Broncos.

    The Jets have scored just 20 points through three games, and Ammendola hasn't attempted a single field goal or PAT in two of those contests. The rookie kicker finds himself on arguably the least fantasy-friendly team in the league for his position.

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  • Jets' Matt Ammendola: First career makes, miss in loss

    Ammendola connected on two of three field-goal attempts in Sunday's 25-6 loss to the Patriots.

    After being held without an attempt in his NFL debut, Ammendola made his first career field-goal try from 21 yards out in the second quarter. He later hit the upright from 53 yards out but bounced back by connecting on a 35-yarder. The Jets have just 20 points through two games, so Ammendola will be tough to trust in Week 3, even in the kicker-friendly Denver altitude.

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  • Jets' Matt Ammendola: Used as punter in debut

    Ammendola didn't attempt a field goal or extra point in Sunday's 19-14 loss to the Panthers.

    Ammendola was surprisingly busy despite his lack of field-goal attempts, as he was called upon to fill in as the punter after Braden Mann suffered a knee injury in the first quarter. The rookie kicker racked up 291 yards on six punts for a respectable average of 48.5 yards, but game score dictated that the Jets should go for two after both of their touchdowns. Ammendola will look to be more involved in his traditional kicking role against the Patriots in Week 2.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-9, 195 lbs
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Age: 25