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It looks like Lawrence Tynes won't be kicking any more heart-clutching field goals for the New York Giants in the future.
The veteran kicker — who who will always be remembered by Big Blue fans for a couple of dramatic overtime kicks that took the Giants to two Super Bowls — is not going to be re-signed by the team, according to a report in NJ.com.
Jenny Vrentas wrote:
Another veteran kicker, Josh Brown, is signing with the Giants Wednesday morning, according to two people with knowledge of the move. These people requested anonymity because the Giants have not yet announced the signing.
The 34-year-old Tynes just ended a 5-year, $7 million contract with the Giants and the team was waiting for feelers on what the kicker's going rate was as an unrestricted free agent. The team didn't want to sign him to a big contract. He made 33-of-39 field goals (84.6%) last season.
Brown was brought in for a visit and a physical last night after the Giants signed former Cowboys kicker David Buehler as insurance last month.
Brown, 33, was a replacement kicker for the Bengals and was named special teams player of the month when he filled in for the injured Mike Nugent last December. He began his career with the Seattle Seahawks in 2004 and also played for the St. Louis Rams. Brown tried out with the Jets last summer but was beaten out by Nick Folk.
Tynes — who started with the Giants in 2007 — will always have a place in Giants fans' hearts. He is most famous for his two game-winning overtime field goals in the 2007 and 2011 NFC Championship Games.
The first 47-yarder came in the freezing cold of Lambeau Field against the Packers. The second clutch kick was a 31-yarder in the mud of Candlestick Park against the 49ers. They both led to Super Bowl titles.
For some reason, the release of Tynes is one more sign of the end of an Giants era.
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The New York Giants signed free agent kicker Josh Brown today, which means Lawrence Tynes’ tenure with the Giants is over.
K Josh Brown is signing with the Giants this morning, per multiple sources. He was in camp with the Jets last year. #nyg
— Jenny Vrentas (@JennyVrentas) March 13, 2013
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According to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger, the New York Giants have re-signed linebacker Keith Rivers to a one-year deal.
Keith Rivers is re-signing with the Giants, source says. #nyg
— Jenny Vrentas (@JennyVrentas) March 14, 2013
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One of the NFL's top tight ends had a new contract just one minute into Tuesday's free-agent signing period.
Profootballfocus.com first reported that Martellus Bennett will be leaving the New York Giants for the Chicago Bears.
Bennett quickly confirmed the news on his Twitter account (@JoeGryffindor).
"I'm proud to say I'll be joining my other brother (Brandon...
Free agent tight end Martellus Bennett is leaving the New York Giants after agreeing to a four-year contract with the Chicago Bears.
The Bears announced the deal on Tuesday. They also said Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton signed his $8.45 million franchise tender as expected. His agent Jordan Woy posted on Twitter last week that he would do just that and would still try to...
Free agent tight end Martellus Bennett says he is headed to the Chicago Bears and leaving the New York Giants.
He wrote Tuesday on Twitter that he's ''proud to say I'll be joining'' Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall in Chicago next season and added a ''(hash)BEARDOWN'' at the end of the post. He wrote moments later wrote that the deal is...
Former Cowboys and Giants defensive lineman Chris Canty announced today that he’s signed with the Baltimore Ravens. He even posted a picture on Instagram of his newly signed contract (photo above).
The ink is dry. It’s official!!! instagr.am/p/WxpIM7wBnU/
— Chris Canty (@ChrisCanty99) March 12, 2013
According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, Canty signed a three-year...
Breaking News - Tight end Martellus Bennett has agreed in principle to a contract that will have him bring his services to the Windy City. The news broke as Bennett tweeted at the start of Tuesday’s NFL free agency period, “I’m proud to say I’ll be joining my other brother @bmarshall next season.#BEARDOWN.”
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According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, free agent Chris Canty will continue to make the rounds and visit with the Baltimore Ravens next.
The Ravens are hosting free-agent DL Chris Canty on a visit today. He’s got experience as a 3-4 DE from his days in Dallas.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 12, 2013
Canty has drawn a lot of attention like Cullen Jenkins, who recently...
The New York Giants weren’t able to come to an agreement with tight end Martellus Bennett before the start of the 2013 NFL Free Agency period got underway at 4:00 p.m. ET Tuesday and the Chicago Bears took advantage right away.
Bennett has reportedly agreed to terms on a deal with the Bears and becomes one of the first unrestricted free agents to sign with a new team, per Mike...
The Ravens signed someone else’s player in free agency to join the frenzy.
According to reports, the Ravens have signed defensive Chris Canty away from the Giants. Canty apparently is getting a three-year, $8 million deal with $2.8 million guaranteed.
He should help the defensive front.