The Jets also signed quarterback Tim Boyle from the practice squad to back up Zach Wilson, who's starting after Aaron Rodgers tore his left Achilles tendon in New York's 22-16 season-opening win against Buffalo last Monday night.
Linebacker Sam Eguavoen was elevated from the practice squad and wide receiver Irvin Charles was waived from the active roster.
The Jets needed a kicker after Zuerlein injured his right groin in practice on Thursday. Coach Robert Saleh said Zuerlein had a “50-50” chance of being able to play against Dallas on Sunday. New York worked out a few kickers Friday, including Seibert.
Zuerlein was officially ruled out Saturday, so the Jets moved forward with Seibert. The 26-year-old kicker spent parts of the last two seasons with Detroit, and also had stints with Cincinnati and Cleveland after being a fifth-round draft pick by the Browns out of Oklahoma in 2019.
Seibert is 44 of 55 on field goals and has missed just two of his 53 extra-point tries.
NOTES: LB Chazz Surratt was fined $4,833 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness on Xavier Gipson’s winning punt return for a TD vs. Bills. No penalty was called on the play. ... LB Quincy Williams had two separate $13,333 fines for unnecessary roughness — one in the second quarter and another in the third. Neither was called for a penalty.
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