Jets to work out punter Matt Araiza

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By: Billy Riccette

The Jets will work out punter Matt Araiza on Wednesday, per his agency JL Sports and reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Araiza holds the NCAA record for single-season punt average at 51.19 yards. Coincidentally, the previous record holder was former Jets punter and now Steelers punter Braden Mann.

Araiza was drafted in the sixth round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills and was set to be the starting punter for them as a rookie. In August, he was accused of gang rape and was subsequently released by the team.

Recently, however, it was found that Araiza was not present at the time of the alleged incident and San Diego State University also concluded there were no findings against him. No charges were filed in the criminal case against him, though a civil case remains ongoing with a trial set for October.

This is Araiza’s first workout with a team since being cut by the Bills last offseason.

Originally posted on Jets Wire

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