Jets franchise kicker Nick Folk

The New York Jets have placed the franchise tag on veteran kicker Nick Folk.

Folk hit three game-winning field goals last season.

He made a career-high 33 field goals, missing just three for the season.

Folk had a career-high 91.7 percent accuracy, including going 3 for 3 from beyond 50 yards.

He made all 27 of his extra points.

He broke the franchise record with 23 consecutive field goals.

The Jets hadn't used the franchise tag since 2011 when they tagged linebacker David Harris.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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