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Randy Bullock: Giants’ new placekicker “here to compete”

Could he be more than a Week 1 fill-in for Josh Brown? We’ll find out.

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Randy Bullock (8) against the Giants last season.
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Randy Bullock on Tuesday did not sound like a guy who thinks he was signed by the New York Giants simply to be a one-game replacement while placekicker Josh Brown serves his league-imposed suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.

“They told me that I am here to compete and the best guy would stick around,” Bullock said. “I am here to compete and to try and be an asset to the team.”

A 2012 fifth-round pick by the Houston Texans, Bullock was cut by Houston four games into the 2015 season after missing a couple of extra points. He played eight games for the New York Jets, making 14-of-17 field goals (82.4 percent) and 19-of-20 extra points.

“We’re looking for the best 53 (on the roster) in Week 1,” coach Ben McAdoo said. “If he’s one of them, then we’ll go with it.”

Bullock, 26, said he was “a little disappointed” to still be looking for work when training camps opened.

“It is a business and you never know how it is going to work out,” Bullock said. “In the meantime, I continued to work and I felt like I had a pretty good year last year, so I was going to be ready for an opportunity whenever it presented itself. “

Bullock said it was “none of my business” when asked about the controversy surrounding Brown.

“I really don't know anything about the situation he is going through. I don't know any specifics and it is none of my business and that is his business,” Bullock said. “As far as anything else goes, I am here to prepare and get ready for each preseason game and as long as they keep me and make a name for myself here.”

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