New York Jets release former CFL kicker Sergio Castillo

Photo courtesy: New York Jets

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.

New York Jets kicker Sergio Castillo credits CFL for preparing him to succeed in the NFL

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.