The New York Giants will sign kicker Josh Brown this morning, reports Jenny Vrentas of The Star-Ledger. The signing officially ends Lawrence Tynes' tenure with the Giants, and opens the door (even wider) for him to sign with the San Francisco 49ers.
Despite also signing kicker David Buehler in mid-February, it was clear the Giants weren't entirely satisfied at the position and planned to add at least one more person to create a competition throughout training camp and the preseason. However, given Brown's experience, the team may also opt to release Buehler, saving them an estimated $630,000 in additional cap space.
Originally a seventh-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks in 2003, the 34-year-old Brown has also spent time with the St. Louis Rams, New York Jets and Cincinnati Bengals.
In 144 career games, Brown has connected on 231 of his 284 field goal attempts (81.3%) and 310 of his 312 extra point attempts. In four games with the Bengals last season, he made 11 of his 12 attempts.
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