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New York Jets use franchise tag on Nick Folk

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The New York Jets have announced that they have used the franchise tag on kicker Nick Folk. The move will mean that the team have ensured the services of Folk for at least one more year.

The amount which franchise tagged players are signed for is determined by the league but it is likely that the number for kickers and punters will be over $3 million.

In past years the tag has been used on influential players such as Michael Vick, DeSean Jackson and Drew Brees.

The Jets move has drawn some criticism on twitter with Sky Sports' NFL analyst and Jets fan, David Tuchman tweeting "Seriously on a f***ing kicker!?" in response to the news.

Folk had a 91% success rate from field goals last season, converting 33 out of 36 attempts with a longest of 54 yards.

2013 was Folk's best season since entering the league, he had not had better than a 78% success rate in three previous seasons with the Jets.

He was drafted in the 6th round of the 2007 NFL draft by the Dallas Cowboys and was signed by the Jets in 2010.

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