In early February, the Giants signed kicker David Buehler, which raised some eyebrows at the time, but it now appears the move was made in preparation for Tynes leaving via free agency. And on Friday, Paul Dottino of WFAN confirmed that suspicion when he reported the Giants were "unlikely" to re-sign the veteran kicker.
Heading into free agency having just finished a five-year, $7 million contract with the Giants, Tynes brings with him a terrific resume and desire for one last big contract. And although the Giants would like to bring him back, they will be unable to meet his demands.
Whether or not the Giants head into the 2013 season with just Buehler remains to be seen, but in all likelihood they will add another kicker or two and make a competition of it throughout training camp and the preseason.
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