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Jets Release Longtime Kicker Folk, RT Giacomini – The New York Jets created $7.5 million in much-needed cap space on Thursday, releasing longtime kicker Nick Folk and right tackle Breno Giacomini. Folk, 32, who joined the Jets in 2010, is the second-leading scorer in franchise history (729 points), behind only Pat Leahy. His 81.3 percent accuracy on field goals is the highest in team history based on a minimum of 100 attempts. The Jets have no experienced kickers on the current roster. Folk, who had one year left on his contract, had a $3.6 million cap charge. The Jets will recoup $3 million in cap room. Giacomini, 31, who signed a free-agent deal with the Jets in 2014, played only five games last season due to a back problem. He underwent surgery in January to repair a disc, saying he’d be ready by training camp. He, too, had only one year left on his contract. He was due to count $5.1 million on the cap, but $4.5 million of that will come off the books.

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