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Ex-Jets Pro Bowl Kicker Jason Myers Reportedly to Sign Contract with Seahawks

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistMarch 13, 2019

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 23: Jason Myers #2 of the New York Jets prepares for the point after try against the Green Bay Packers at MetLife Stadium on December 23, 2018 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
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Coming off a Pro Bowl appearance with the New York Jets in 2018, free-agent kicker Jason Myers will reportedly sign with the Seattle Seahawks

ESPN's Dianna Russini reported Myers agreed to a deal with the Seahawks. 

Myers sent a farewell message to Jets fans on Twitter:

Jason Myers @JayMy_31

Thank you jets fans! I had a hell of a year in New York. I’ll truly cherish my time there and It’ll always hold a special place in my heart. You welcomed me and my family with support and love, and I’ll forever be thankful! https://t.co/OK3meU7DGG

Myers has turned into a great success story after going undrafted out of Marist in 2013. He played for the Arizona Rattlers and the San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League in 2014. 

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed Myers and named him their placekicker for the 2015 season. He spent part of three seasons with the team before being released in October 2017 after missing two field goals in a 27-17 loss to the Los Angeles Rams

Myers signed with the Seahawks in January 2018 before being released when Sebastian Janikowski took over as their kicker. He landed with the Jets, going 33-of-36 on field goals last season en route to being named to the Pro Bowl. 

With Janikowski's contract expiring at the end of last season, Myers gets another opportunity to be the special teams ace for a Seahawks team hoping to get back to the playoffs. 

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