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NFL Roster Cuts 2011: Nick Folk Wins Jets Kicking Job as Nick Novak Among Cuts

An interesting position battle brewed on the New York Jets this preseason with Nick Novak giving incumbent placekicker Nick Folk a run for his money. But Folk, who helped get the Jets to the AFC Championship last season, won the job as Novak was among the roster cuts announced today by Jets head coach Rex Ryan. Folk isn’t the most consistent kicker in the world, and has struggled with kickoffs during his short Jet tenure, but he appears to be the guy once again.

Also released was punter Chris Bryan, meaning the starting job goes to T.J. Conley, who battled Steve Weatherford in last season’s training camp. Wide receiver Courtney Smith was also cut.