New York Jets kicker Chandler Catanzaro abruptly announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday after struggling during the preseason opener against the New York Giants.
Catanzaro, 28, signed a one-year $2.3 million contract with the Jets in the offseason. Missing two extra-point attempts Thursday night, however, seemed to be the final nail in the coffin for the kicker.
Coach Adam Gase said that Catanzaro came into his office on Friday and said he was finished.
According to ESPN, he must return his $500,000 signing bonus to the Jets in accordance with league rules.
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