Jets K Catanzaro retires at 28

Field Level Media

August 11, 2019 at 3:45 pm.

The New York Jets were forced to find a replacement on Sunday after kicker Chandler Catanzaro announced his retirement.

The 28-year-old Catanzaro missed two of three extra point tries in the Jets’ preseason opener on Thursday.

Catanzaro was the only kicker in camp, so the Jets signed free agent Taylor Bertolet after a tryout on Saturday.

Bertolet was with the Jets during training camp last year but has yet to play in a regular-season game. He most recently played for the Salt Lake Stallions of the Alliance of American Football league. With Salt Lake, he made nine of his 14 field goal attempts, including four of seven from over 50 yards

Catanzaro entered the league with the Arizona Cardinals in 2014 and spent three seasons there. He spent the next season with the Jets before splitting the 2018 between with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers.

He leaves the NFL having made 83.8 percent of his career field goal attempts and 92.9 percent of his extra point tries.