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Former Giants’ placekicker Randy Bullock signs with Steelers

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Bullock will kick in place of Chris Boswell

NFL: Preseason-New York Giants at New York Jets
Randy Bullock during a Giants’ preseason game.
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From one former New York Giants’ placekicker to another. With Chris Boswell ailing, the Pittsburgh Steelers have signed Randy Bullock to kick Sunday against the Giants.

Boswell was with the Giants during the 2015 preseason. He made all four of his field-goal attempts with the Giants before being cut. Boswell ended up kicking in 12 games for Pittsburgh last season, making 29-of-32 field-goal attempts. This season, Boswell has made 12-of-16 attempts. He has missed only one extra-point in 23 games.

Bullock was signed by the Giants to kick in the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys when Josh Brown was suspended. He got no field-goal attempts in that game, and made 2-of-3 extra points. He was cut when Brown returned.

When Brown was released, despite the fact that Bullock is earning a full season salary from the Giants as a vested veteran, the Giants chose to sign veteran Robbie Gould rather than bring Bullock back. Bullock has made 75-of-93 (80.6 percent) of his field goal attempts during his career, which began with the Houston Texans in 2012.