The New York Jets have released kicker Sergio Castillo after his crippling 1-for-4 performance against the Seattle Seahawks.
He arrived with the right overall look. He leaves wondering what went wrong in Seattle.
We've released K Sergio Castillo.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) December 15, 2020
Castillo, 30, looked the part earlier this season. Filling in for the injured Sam Ficken, Castillo’s confidence and overall demeanor at the position were apparent from the jump. Unfortunately, it didn’t last.
Over the course of his first three games, the former CFL specialist connected on 6 of 7 field goal attempts. His only miss came in Kansas City, courtesy of a block. After a 1-for-2 performance against the Miami Dolphins, he missed an extra point against the Las Vegas Raiders and, of course, missed badly on three attempts in Seattle.
He was originally signed to the team’s practice squad on Oct. 14, just in time to fill in for the injured Ficken. Now, the team is down to Ficken and recently-signed Chase McLaughlin, who New York added via waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars on Monday.
Both Ficken and McLaughin are currently part of the active roster, meaning one is expected to be inactive for the team’s next game in Los Angeles against the Rams.
McLaughlin has made 4 of 5 field goals and 3 of 4 extra points for the Jags this season in three appearances, while Ficken is 9 of 10 in the field goal department and 8 of 10 in extra points in seven games this season for the Jets.