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Giants Roster Breakdown: Josh Brown

Veteran Josh Brown seems like the heavy favorite to win the New York Giants' placekicking job.

Josh Brown with Cincinnati in 2012
Josh Brown with Cincinnati in 2012
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Continuing with our look at the 90-man roster the New York Giants will bring to training camp we look today at Josh Brown, the placekicker the Giants signed to take the spot vacated by Lawrence Tynes.

2012 Season In Review

The 10-year veteran was out of a job at the beginning of last season, and wound up kicking in only four games for the Cincinnati Bengals. Brown showed he still has plenty left, however, making 11-of-12 field-goal attempts with a long of 52 yards. He also had six touchbacks in 23 kickoffs.

2013 Outlook

The 34-year-old Brown was signed to replace Lawrence Tynes, who left via free agency. It would be stunning if Brown did not beat out David Buehler for the placekicking job with the Giants. With 20 field goals of more than 50 yards (in 45 attempts) Brown has a much stronger leg than Tynes, who is 11-of-21 from beyond 50 yards in nine seasons. Brown has made 81.3 percent of his field goals during his career, while Tynes has made 81.5 percent. Brown has missed only once in 10 seasons from 20-29 yards, and makes 30-39-yard field goals at a rate of 87.8 percent. He should do a fine job for the Giants.