Giants Sign Kicker Josh Brown to Replace Tynes, Star-Ledger Says

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National Football League kicker Josh Brown appeared in four games for the Cincinnati Bengals last year. Close

National Football League kicker Josh Brown appeared in four games for the Cincinnati Bengals last year.

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National Football League kicker Josh Brown appeared in four games for the Cincinnati Bengals last year.

The New York Giants signed kicker Josh Brown, signaling the end of Lawrence Tynes’s stay with the team after six years and two Super Bowl titles, according to the Star-Ledger of Newark, New Jersey.

Brown, 33, appeared in four games for the Cincinnati Bengals last year after an injury to Mike Nugent and made 11 of 12 field goal attempts. He was beaten out by Nick Folk for the New York Jets’ kicking job before the season.

Brown spent his first five National Football League seasons with the Seattle Seahawks and then played four years in St. Louis before getting cut when the Rams drafted Greg Zuerlein. He’s made 231 of 284 field-goal attempts for a 81.3 percent success rate.

Tynes, 34, is an unrestricted free agent and the addition of Brown makes it unlikely the Giants will re-sign him, the newspaper said. Tynes has made 81.5 percent of his kicks over a nine-year NFL career, including 83.6 percent in six seasons with the Giants. He sent the Giants to two Super Bowls by making overtime field goals that won National Football Conference championship games following the 2007 and 2011 seasons.

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