Florham Park, NJ – Punter Robert Malone was released by the Jets today in a bit of a surprise move. In his place the Jets have brought back Ryan Quigley, who competed with Malone during the preseason.

GM John Idzik made a few moves this morning. The biggest being the release of punter Robert Malone

Malone set a franchise record with a 45.8 gross average for the Jets last season, but Malone didn’t have the greatest game against the Patriots this past week. The hang-time on his punts decreased and his net average dropped to 36.6 yards. Edelman was able to return six of his kicks for 72 yards. He also failed to pin the Pats inside the 20 on a few occasions.

Quigley performed well for the Jets in the preseason. It was the preseason, and only a few games, but he posted a 40.7-yard net average over those games. Malone had a 38.5-yard net average last season.

The Jets also re-signed linebacker Scott Solomon, and made a switch to their practice squad. They brought back linebacker Danny Lansanah and released wide receiver Rahsaan Vaughan.

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