Giants Sign Veteran Kicker Brown to Replace Longtime Tynes!
“Josh is an experienced, proven kicker in this league,” general manager Jerry Reese said in a statement released by the team. “Just like we try to do at every position, we expect great competition for the placekicking job, and that will only make us better.”
“We bring a lot of opportunities to score from a great distance,” Brown said on Giants.com of what he can do with his new team. “We’ve kicked a number of 50-plus yarders and feel very comfortable from 55 and in, even in harsh winters and that and a lot of confidence.” – espn
The NY Giants signed veteran kicker Josh Brown to a contract this afternoon! The move signals the end of an era for 35-year old clutch kicker Lawrence Tynes, who single handedly brought the Giants to the Super Bowl in 2007 and 2011 with OT winning kicks! Over his nine year career in NY, Tynes made 190 of 233 attempts (81.5%)! Tynes was great last season hitting 33 of 39 field goals, but slumped in the final month! Brown, 35, hit 11 of 12 field goal attempts last season with the Cincinnati Bengals, and all eight extra points! Over his 10-year career, Brown has connected on 231 of 284 field goal attempts (81.3%); playing for the Seahawks in his first five seasons and the St. Louis Rams from 2008-11!