The New York Giants are going to have a competition for the starting kicker this offseason. According to multiple reports, the team plans to sign Pro Bowl placekicker Graham Gano to a contract at some point this week.
Gano, who was released by Carolina Panthers a couple of weeks ago, is expected to be officially presented by the Giants at some point this week. The two sides agreed to terms, and now they only wait for the 33-year-old veteran to undergo physical.
Retired placekicker Lawrence Tynes, who previously kicked for the Giants and is from Scotland like Gano, first reported the news.
Giants moved on from another Pro Bowl kicker earlier in the offseason, firing Aldrick Rosas due to his problematic off-the-field behavior. The franchise brought in veteran Chandler Catanzaro afterward, but are obviously not convinced he’s the right man for the job.
Graham Gano was a consistent performer for the major part of his career, which included stops with Panthers and Washington. He has a career conversion percentage of 82.1 on field goals while he also made 95.3 percent of extra points.
Gano, who has a Pro Bowl appearance from 2017, hasn’t kicked last year due to left leg injury. However, he is reportedly fully healthy now and ready to get back to action.