SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 13: Sergio Castillo #6 of the New York Jets looks on before their game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on December 13, 2020 in Seattle, Washington.
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The New York Jets have released kicker Sergio Castillo after his crippling 1-for-4 performance against the Seattle Seahawks.

Robby Sabo

He arrived with the right overall look. He leaves wondering what went wrong in Seattle.

On Tuesday, the New York Jets released kicker Sergio Castillo after his poor 1-for-4 performance in the team’s 40-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.

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.

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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.

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Robby Sabo is a co-founder, developer and credentialed New York Jets content creator for Jets X-Factor | Jet X, which includes Sabo's Sessions (in-depth film breakdowns) and Sabo with the Jets. Host: Underdog Jets Podcast with Wayne Chrebet and Sabo Radio. Member: Pro Football Writers of America. Coach: Port Jervis (NY) High School. Washed up strong safety and 400M runner. Founder: Elite Sports NY - ESNY (sold in 2020). SEO: XLM Email: robby.sabo[at]jetsxfactor.com

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Dark Demonik

When will Adam Gase get cut? *I hope in 3 more weeks* He has earned the right to be 0-16