Castillo cleared waivers and signed with the Jets' practice squad Wednesday. Castillo was cut Tuesday following a disastrous Week 14 outing, where he misfired on three of four field-goal tries. Through six games with the Jets, he connected on eight of 13 field-goal attempts (67 percent), including both tries from beyond 50 yards. He'll remain with the Jets as an emergency kicker.
The Jets waived Castillo on Tuesday, Ethan Greenberg of the team's official site reports. Castillo missed three of four field-goal attempts in Sunday's 40-3 loss to the Seahawks, predictably leading to his departure from the Jets. Sam Ficken (groin) is expected to be activated from IR and start in this week's game against the Rams, according to Al Iannazzone of Newsday. The Jets also claimed kicker Chase McLaughlin off waivers from the Jaguars in case Ficken suffers a setback.
Castillo connected on just one of four field-goal attempts in Sunday's 40-3 loss to Seattle. Castillo connected from 45 yards out on New York's opening drive but then missed from 37, 41 and 43 on three consecutive drives. If Sam Ficken (groin) is ready to return against the Rams next week, he'll undoubtedly take back kicking duties from Castillo, who may not get another opportunity even if Ficken remains sidelined.
Castillo didn't attempt a field goal and made two of three PAT attempts in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Raiders. New York's offense came away with touchdowns when it got in close, limiting Castillo's impact. He missed a PAT, which forced New York to go for two after a subsequent touchdown to make up the lost point. Castillo will remain New York's kicker against Seattle in Week 14 with Sam Ficken (groin) still on IR.
Castillo made one of two field-goal attempts in Sunday's 20-3 loss to Miami. Castillo opened the scoring with a 38-yard make, then clanked a 29-yard chip shot off the upright just before halftime. New York got more aggressive in trying to erase a double-digit halftime deficit and didn't provide another kicking opportunity for Castillo. He'll remain the starting kicker in Week 13 against the Raiders with Sam Ficken (groin) on IR.
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