FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - A day after claiming kicker Jason Myers off waivers from the Seahawks, the Jets released kicker Cairo Santos, who still is recovering from a groin injury. The Jets also tried out former Vikings kicker Kai Forbath on Wednesday.
Myers lost the kicking job to former Raiders first-round pick Sebastian Janikowski, while Forbath was beaten out by fifth-round pick Daniel Carson. Forbath made 47 of 53 field-goal attempts in 23 regular- season games with the Vikings.
Taylor Bertolet has handled all the kicking chores for the Jets in their first two preseason games.
“Bertolet has done a good job, but we want to take a look at two more guys,” coach Todd Bowles said. “We want to see him compared to somebody else.”
Beachum, Winters may play
It’s possible that left tackle Kelvin Beachum, who has been out with a foot injury, will see his first preseason action against the Giants, Bowles said. The coach said it’s also possible that guard Brian Winters, who has been dealing with what Bowles calls “soreness,” will play.
Enunwa expects first action
Quincy Enunwa (thumb) expects to play for the first time this preseason. He hasn’t played in a regular-season game since the end of the 2016 season because of a neck injury. “It’s going to feel great,” he said. “It’s been a while. I’ve had some contact in practice, that’s nothing I haven’t had so far. I will be happy to be out there with my brothers again, just having fun and hopefully making some plays.” Enunwa caught a touchdown pass off a slant in a red zone drill Wednesday and dunked the ball over the goal post after he scored.
Bowles still is evaluating the punt return position, and it appears it will come down to either Andre Roberts or Lucky Whitehead … How important is it that the starters play well in Friday’s preseason game against the Giants? “We want them to play well, but it’s important that they get the game time reps,” Bowles said. “We need a lot of plays where we’re not in great position. We need to be at a disadvantage. You [want players] to play themselves out of trouble.”
With Al Iannazzone