The New York Jets signed Robert Malone and released T.J. Conley, changing punters four days before they begin their National Football League campaign.
As the NFL season gets under way tonight with a game between the defending Super Bowl-champion New York Giants and the Dallas Cowboys, the Jets also re-signed defensive tackle Marcus Dixon to their active roster, the team said in a statement.
Malone, who spent training camp with the San Diego Chargers, played in 12 games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2010, averaging 41.5 yards on 52 punts. He also played one game last season for the Detroit Lions.
Conley played every game for the Jets last season, punting 92 times for a 42.7 yard average.
Dixon, waived by the Jets on Sept. 1, played in 19 games for New York over the past two seasons, making 18 tackles and 2.5 sacks.
The Jets open their season at home against the Buffalo Bills on Sept. 9.
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