Jets sign kicker Billy Cundiff to compete with Nick Folk

San Francisco 49ers kicker Billy Cundiff looks on

San Francisco 49ers kicker Billy Cundiff looks on during workouts at practice in Santa Clara, Calif. (Jan. 3, 2013) (Credit: AP)

Looking to give incumbent Nick Folk some competition in training camp, the Jets signed kicker Billy Cundiff to a one-year deal Tuesday.

Cundiff, 33, has played for six teams, including the Redskins and 49ers last season. To make room on the roster, the Jets released first-year free-agent kicker Brett Maher.

Cundiff, who was a Raven from 2009-11, may best be remembered for a kick he didn't make. With 11 seconds to play in the 2011 AFC Championship Game, he missed a 32-yard attempt and the Patriots won, 23-20.

Folk, a six-year veteran, has made 70 of 91 field-goal attempts (76.9 percent) in three seasons with the Jets.

The Jets also signed long snapper Pat Scales and tackle Jeffrey Shugarts. Besides Maher, they also released wide receiver Thomas Mayo and tackle Mark Popek.

Holmes put on PUP

The Jets placed wide receiver Santonio Holmes on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list yesterday, meaning he is not ready to resume practice. Holmes had foot surgery last October. There is no timetable for his return to practice.

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