The New York Jets will be without placekicker Greg Zuerlein against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2.
Zuerlein was declared out of Sunday's game by Gang Green on Saturday, September 16.
In a related move, they signed free agency kicker Austin Seibert to the practice squad and then elevated him to the 53-man roster ahead of the Cowboys game.
Zuerlein injured his groin on Friday, September 15 and was unable to practice, according to Jets head coach Robert Saleh.
With Zuerlein's status uncertain, the Jets practiced a variety of kickers in case they needed a body for the game. Saleh does not expect this to be a long-term relationship with Zuerlein,
but it is serious enough to require some investigation. Connor Hughes of SNY reported on X ix Twitter that the Jets "called others" before signing Seibert, but "not many wanted to just be a 1-week rental."
Regardless of how brilliantly the replacement kicker performed, they would only have lasted as long as Zuerlein was out.
Seibert is 26 years old and has spent the last four seasons in the NFL. He spent the previous two seasons with the Detroit Lions.
During that time, he converted 13-of-17, for a 76.5% conversion percentage, but he was flawless with his extra points, going 17-of-17.Tim Boyle, a veteran quarterback,
has been signed to the 53-man roster by Gang Green. He'd previously been a member of the team's practice squad.