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Monday, August 27, 2012, 10:39am
Monday, September 12, 2011, 1:23pm
The Chargers are very familiar with Novak, a college standout at Maryland who has had stints in the NFL with Washington, Dallas and elsewhere. He had a previous stint in San Diego and the Chargers tried to sign him last year out of the UFL, where he was special teams player of the year, but stipulations in the UFL contract structure scuttled the deal.
Jets kicker situation finalized
Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 12:04pm
Jets Sticking With PK Nick Folk
Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 4:13pm
Every point counts, especially during fantasy football playoffs. Use Folk at your own risk.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010, 9:31am
Friday, November 19, 2010, 12:48pm
Special teams coach Mike Westhoff says he hasn’t lost any confidence in K Nick Folk after Folk missed field goals from 48, 24 and 47 yards, the last one in overtime of the New York Jets’ 26-20 OT win over the Cleveland Browns.
“I hope not,” Westhoff said Thursday when asked if he thought Folk’s confidence has been affected by the misses. “It’s disappointing that it happened.”
Westhoff said the field conditions in Cleveland were “a joke” and “a disgrace,” but he insisted he wasn’t making an excuse for Folk, who has made 18 of 24 kicks.
Saturday, August 28, 2010, 7:28am
Washington's Albert Haynesworth hasn't been happy with his situation, either. But it appeared the big defensive lineman was calling a bit of a truce with coach Mike Shanahan after the Redskins' 16-11 victory over Jets in a snoozer Friday night.
"I'm going over for dinner to his house, probably tonight," Haynesworth said. "We'll sit, have a cigar and talk. What I said last week is behind me. I don't even remember what I said."
Haynesworth, who missed numerous practices because of a failed conditioning test, a sore knee and then an illness, said Shanahan underplayed his medical condition.
Reports said Haynesworth was suffering from a muscle condition called rhabdomyolysis, but Shanahan told AOL Fanhouse last Sunday he was "not aware of that." Shanahan had given various reasons for Haynesworth's inability to practice, eventually attributing it to a headache.
Haynesworth complained about being out with the backups in the third quarter of Washington's 23-3 loss to Baltimore last week. He was on the field with the starters late in the opening quarter of this one.
"That's what they wanted to do this week, so I practiced a lot at end to get a feel for it," said Haynesworth, who entered the game with about 2 minutes left in the first quarter and finished with one tackle. "I still got a lot of work to do."
So do the Jets, whose late touchdown was only their second in three preseason games.
Larry Johnson, competing with Clinton Portis and Willie Parker for a spot in the backfield for the Redskins (2-1), caught a screen pass from Richard Bartel and rumbled 15 yards for the winning score with 2:13 left.
Looking to rebound from a poor performance against Carolina last weekend, the Jets (1-2) were hurt by four turnovers and missed opportunities.
Sanchez finished 13 of 21 for 139 yards and an interception in just over three quarters for the Jets.
Rex Grossman started for the injured Donovan McNabb for Washington, and went 8 of 16 for 111 yards. Without McNabb, who missed the game with a sprained left ankle, the Redskins' first-team offense couldn't do much against the Jets' starters on defense, but Washington still led in the fourth quarter.
After Graham Gano's third field goal of the game gave Washington a 9-5 lead with 6:46 left in the third quarter, Sanchez and the offense were given one more chance to get something going.
This time, they delivered. Finally.
Sanchez completed three third-down passes - a situation the Jets were only 1 of 7 until that point. On third-and-9 from the 20, running back LaDanian Tomlinson caught a 9-yard pass for a first down to end the third quarter.
After Shonn Greene's 1-yard run, Sanchez found tight end Dustin Keller over the middle, and Keller stretched the ball over the goal line to give New York the 11-9 lead with 14:18 left - but Nick Folk clunked the extra point attempt off the left upright.
Washington took advantage, converting the turnover into points with Gano's 42-yard field goal with 5:10 left that made it 6-3.
Right after the 2-minute warning, Grossman couldn't handle a shotgun snap that tipped off his hands and bounced into the end zone. The Redskins quarterback kicked the ball out of the back of the end zone for a safety - making it a 6-5.
Jets LB Calvin Pace suffered a foot injury and Ryan said he will likely miss a few weeks. Larry Johnson had 42 yards on nine carries, while Willie Parker got the start and had eight rushes for 16 yards.
Sunday, August 22, 2010, 10:16am
Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 2:21pm
Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan offered unsolicited praise of PK Nick Folk, who, in case you haven't been paying attention, came to the New York Jets in the offseason after a debacle last season in Dallas. Folk did little to erase the concern in the minicamp and OTAs, performing erratically. But now, after three practices, Ryan all but demanded an end to the "Folk Watch."
"I want to go on record, I'm officially not worried about our Pro Bowl kicker," said Ryan, alluding to Folk's Pro Bowl season in Dallas (2007).
Should the multitude of Jets offensive weapons "gel," Folf could be a nice pick-up....late in the draft.
Thursday, May 20, 2010, 2:38pm
Wow, It's only May, and Rex Ryan said this of newly signed K Nick Folk: "Nick has to make a couple, or else we'll find another kicker."
Tuesday, December 22, 2009, 9:37am
Folk to remain Dallas Cowboys' kicker
Wednesday, December 16, 2009, 10:29am
The kicking competition barely got off the ground before it became clear there will be no change this weekend.
Nick Folk's struggles have opened the door for rookie David Buehler to challenge for the job. But after Tuesday's practice – when Folk was 2-of-4 and Buehler was 1-of-4, all from 30 to 35 yards into a cold, brisk wind – coach Wade Phillips said Buehler is "a ways away" and presumes Folk will kick against New Orleans.
"The guy has been a good one and is young," Phillips said of Folk. "That makes me think he can come back if he's mentally strong enough. I've talked to him, and he seems to be that way.