Sergio Castillo have been released by the New York Jets.
The longtime CFL kicker struggled on Sunday in a 40-3 loss to Seattle, missing three-of-four field goal attempts in Week 14. He entered the game seven-of-nine on three-point attempts this season with one block, but his poor performance against the Seahawks forced the team to move on.
Castillo signed a practice roster agreement with the Jets on October 14. He made his regular season NFL debut in Week 7 during an 18-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills, making his lone field goal attempt from 29 yards out.
The 30-year-old enjoyed a career year with the B.C. Lions in 2019, making 41-of-45 field goal attempts and 30-of-33 convert attempts, a success rate of over 90 percent in both categories. He was named a West Division all-star before opting out of his contract to pursue the NFL.
Prior to signing with the Lions, Castillo suited up in 20 games over three seasons (2015-2017) with Winnipeg, Ottawa and Hamilton where he made 39-of-47 field goal attempts.
The Jets remain winless at 0-13 with games the Los Angeles Rams, Cleveland Browns, and New England Patriots remaining on the schedule.