Monday, September 16, 2013

Jets swap Malone for training camper Quigley


Size doesn't necessarily matter in the New York Jets' special teams group.

A week after turning heads with an 84-yard boot, punter Robert Malone was relieved of his duties Monday. The Jets announced they cut the third-year player and re-signed Ryan Quigley to replace him.

This summer, Quigley lost a training camp battle with Malone for the job, but Malone apparently worked himself out of it through the first two weeks of the regular season.

Coach Rex Ryan told the media Monday that Malone's lack of "consistency" led to his release. Malone spent all of last season as the Jets' punter and got off to a good start this year against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but struggled against the New England Patriots.

Quigley was waived by the Jets at the end of August after punting in three preseason games that month.

According to Metro New York's Kristian Dyer, Quigley was set to try out for the Bucs in a few days.

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