The questions over who would kick for the New York Giants in London have been answered.
The Giants are signing former Chicago Bear Robbie Gould to a one year contract and flying him to London for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams.
Robbie Gould (@RobbieGould09) catching a flight to London to join the Giants as their new kicker, per league sources.— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) October 21, 2016
The Giants were in need of a kicker after it was decided Thursday that Josh Brown wouldn’t be traveling with the team in the wake of the disturbing details released by Washington state police late Wednesday.
Gould made 33-of-39 field goals in 2015, with his longest kick being 55 yards, 28-of-29 extra points, and 60.7 percent of his kickoffs resulted in touchbacks. The 34-year-old Gould had been the Bears kicker since 2005 before being released in the Bears’ final cut-down. It appears that his release was a financial decision, as he was due to be paid $2.9 million, rather than due to his performance.
It remains to be seen how long Gould will be a Giant, but at least now they won’t be relying on an injured Odell Beckham to kick the ball.