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Placekicker Josh Brown returning to New York Giants, team announces

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Cross that need off the list.

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Placekicker Josh Brown will return to the New York Giants in 2016.

Per Ralph Vacchiano, Brown will geta two-year, $4 milllion deal. Also per Vacchiano, Brown will earn $1 million guaranteed over the two years and the total value of his deal could reach $4.75 million.

"This is right where I wanted to be, this is the team I wanted to continue to play for," said Brown, who had been an unrestricted free agent. "I love the organization, and would enjoy playing here for the duration until I'm done."

Brown, who turns 37 later this month, has been outstanding during his three seasons with the Giants. He has made 77-of-84 field-goal attempts, 91.7 percent. That includes eight-of-nine from beyond 50 yards.

Brown will be entering his 14th season in the NFL. Having entered the league in 2003, Brown went to his first Pro Bowl after making 30-of-32 field-goal attempts last season.

"I'm comfortable here, I kick well here," Brown said. "I didn't want to put myself in a position to where that wasn't going to be an option and try to price myself out of the position. I'm glad it's done.

"A lot of it (his success here) is maturity, understanding my body, and understanding the way that I kick, and how the ball moves and flies in this stadium."

Brown said he agreed to terms late last week. He signed the deal Monday afternoon.

"Patience is a hard thing when you really want to get something done." Brown said. "It worked out for both sides. Everybody is happy, everybody did well here. We're with the Giants; we have an opportunity to win."

That crosses placekicker off the Giants' list of offseason needs.