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Giants 90-man roster breakdown: PK Josh Brown getting better with age

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Brown coming off best year of his career.

Josh Brown had reason to smile in 2014 as he had an excellent season.
Josh Brown had reason to smile in 2014 as he had an excellent season.
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There are several questions for the New York Giants entering the 2015 season. Whether or not they have a quality placekicker should not be one of them. Let's look at incumbent kicker Josh Brown as we continue our player-by-player profiles of the 90-man roster the Giants will bring to training camp.

2014 Season in Review

Brown had arguably the best season of his 12-year NFL career. After beating back the challenge of Brandon McManus during training camp, Brown spent the season justifying the decision.

  • He went 24-of-26 on field-goal attempts. His 92.3 percent success rate was a career best, and the best percentage ever for a Giants' kicker with more than 14 field-goal attempts.
  • Brown went 4-of-4 on field-goal attempts longer than 50 yards. He is the first Giants' placekicker to be perfect on four tries from 50 or more yards, and the four successful kicks from beyond 50 yards is a franchise record for a single season.
  • Brown is 47-of-52 in two seasons with the Giants, a 90.4 percent success rate. That is the highest in franchise history for a kicker with more than 50 attempts.
  • Brown had 46 touchbacks on kickoffs, 10th in the league.

2015 Season Outlook

Brown, at least for now, once again faces a challenge from a younger kicker as Chris Boswell is also on the 90-man roster. There is little reason to think, however, that the 36-year-old Brown won't be the placekicker for the Giants once again. He had a terrific 2014 season. He appears to be in a great place both physically and mentally -- both in great shape and confident in his abilities. In the past three season, Brown has made 58-of-64 field-goal attempts (90.6 percent). Expect that type of performance from him once again.