In addition to a new starting quarterback, the New York Jets will have a new kicker when they face the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday at AT&T Stadium.
Greg Zuerlein, who injured his groin Thursday in practice, was ruled out Saturday. He will be replaced for the game by veteran Austin Seibert, whom they signed Saturday, a source confirmed.
The NFL Network first reported the Seibert signing. He was one of three kickers who worked out for the Jets on Friday.
Zuerlein, 35, enjoyed a strong preseason, as he converted nine of 10 field goal attempts. The Jets don’t see this as a long-term injury, according to coach Robert Saleh, so Seibert might be a one-game rental.
Seibert, 26, originally a fifth-round pick of the Cleveland Browns in 2019, has made 44 of 55 field goals and 55 of 61 extra points in his career. He last appeared in a game last season for the Detroit Lions. Seibert was waived by the Lions on Oct. 7.
This caps a tumultuous week for the Jets, who lost quarterback Aaron Rodgers to an Achilles tear. Zach Wilson will start against the Cowboys, with Tim Boyle backing up.