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While the New York Jets wait for the Aaron Rodgers situation to be resolved, general manager Joe Douglas still has a roster to maintain. With the start of the new league year officially underway, the Jets, like the rest of the NFL, have begun to fill out their roster with some off-season needs.

One of those off-season needs for Gang Green was a punter and the Jets have reportedly added a Super Bowl champion at that. Longtime punter Thomas Morstead announced on social media Friday that he would be signing with the Jets; fittingly doing so on St. Patrick’s Day.

This isn’t Morstead’s first stint with the Jets, as he posted a picture to Twitter, showing him donning a No. 4 jersey. That number currently belongs to Jets star cornerback DJ Reed, so Morstead acknowledged that he’ll have to pick out a new jersey number.

Morstead is more known for his time with the New Orleans Saints (2009-20) and is credited with playing a crucial role in the Saints’ Super Bowl XLIV win over the Indianapolis Colts. Moresetad famously successfully executed an onside kick during the second-half kickoff, which was received by the Saints. That recovery led to a touchdown and New Orleans ultimately winning its first Super Bowl in franchise history, 31-17.

After a seven-game stint with the Jets in 2021, the 37-year-old Morstead spent some time with the Atlanta Falcons. He played in all 17 games with the Miami Dolphins last season and ranked towards the bottom half of average yards per punt (46.4). We’ll have to see if he ultimately replaces Braden Mann in East Rutherford.

[Thomas Morstead on Twitter]

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Since the beginning of 2023, Sam has been a staff writer for Awful Announcing and The Comeback. A 2021 graduate of Temple University, Sam is a Charlotte native, who currently calls Greenville, South Carolina his home. He also has a love/hate relationship with the New York Mets and Jets.