Jay Feely K ARI 26 Days
Feely was released by the Cardinals on Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Because Feely's competition, undrafted rookie Chandler Catanzaro, has consistently placed kickoffs in the end zone throughout the preseason, the development isn't a surprise. Moreover, the duo split kicking reps in Sunday's exhibition loss to the Bengals, with Feely nailing a 24-yarder but missing from 48 (versus Catanzaro's sole success from 23). At 38 years old, Feely may find it difficult to land another gig, but with an 82.7 percent success rate on field goals in his career, he may receive a look or two this season.
Jay Feely K ARI 1 Month
Feely nailed all four extra-point attempts but wasn't handed a field goal chance Saturday in Minnesota.
Scoring aside, Feely's roster spot is up for grabs due to his kickoffs, which have waned as the veteran has aged. He's implementing a longer runup in order to get more power behind him, resulting in an average kickoff distance of 68.6 yards in his sole exhibition appearance, Mike Jurecki of FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports. Thus, he's tallied no touchbacks versus Chandler Catanzaro's two, thereby hurting Feely's chances of landing the gig at the end of camp. Coach Bruce Arians said Monday that Feely and Catanzaro could share kicking duties in Sunday's preseason contest versus the Bengals, adding another layer of pressure to the competition.
Jay Feely K ARI 1 Month
Feely will be seeking coach Bruce Arians' version of "perfection" in Saturday's preseason outing at Minnesota, the Cardinals' official site reports. "[Jay] has always kicked off adequately, but when someone is kicking off better and all the kicks are the same, you're going to take the guy who is kicking off better," Arians reiterated.
Feely won't have the luxury of kicking indoors, which his competition, Chandler Catanzaro, enjoyed in the opener this past Saturday. After Catanzaro nailed all of his kicks, including three field goals and three extended extra points, the ball is now in Feely's court. Even if the veteran falters in the pleasant confines of Minneapolis, Feely will return to University of Phoenix Stadium to play catch-up on Aug. 24 versus the Bengals.
Jay Feely K ARI 6 Months
Cardinals re-signed K Jay Feely.
Feely broke the news on his Twitter account, but didn't provide terms. Feely's job was in danger after a rough Week 1 last season, but he rebounded to convert 30-of-36 field-goal attempts (83.3 percent). He was 3-of-5 on kicks of 50+ yards. For his career, Feely owns an 82.7 conversion rate.
Jay Feely K ARI Sep 11 '131 Comment
Coach Bruce Arians said the Cardinals will stick with K Jay Feely for now.
Feely missed a 50-yard attempt and performed poorly on kickoffs against the Rams, but no change is coming. "Not at the moment," Arians said. "We've looked at the one we thought was the best available, and we'll continue with where we are at." Fantasy owners should be reaching higher.
Jay Feely K ARI Oct 06 '12
The NFL fined Cardinal K Jay Feely $7,875 for personal foul in the Cardinals' Week 4 win over the Dolphins.
It's not often we see a fine leveled against a kicker. Feely received an unnecessary roughness call when he hit an opponent late on a second half kickoff that was kicked out of the endzone for a touchback.
Jay Feely K ARI Mar 23 '12
Cardinals re-signed K Jay Feely to a two-year contract.
Feely will be 36 years old during the upcoming season, but he's still plenty accurate on field goals and set a career high with 22 touchbacks last season. The NFL's new kickoff rules certainly helped that total, but it wasn't like the Cards were scoring many touchdowns. Through two seasons in Arizona, Feely is 43-of-51 on field goals, good for an 84.3-percent success rate.
Jay Feely K ARI Mar 22 '12
Free agent K Jay Feely is in contract negotiations with the Cardinals.
Feely says he's spoken to a few teams, but he'd be smart to keep kicking beneath Arizona's retractable roof. Feely went 19-for-24 on field goals last year.