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Giants’ 90-man roster: Patience with Aldrick Rosas paid off

Giants now have one of league’s best kickers

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Aldrick Rosas (2)
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After Aldrick Rosas had a rough rookie season the New York Giants, especially with a new coaching staff, could have been forgiven had they simply moved on from the former NAIA kicker and found an established placekicker.

They gave Rosas another chance, though, and he rewarded them.

Let’s take a closer look at the third-year placekicker as we continue our player-by-player profiles of the 90-man roster the Giants will bring to training camp.

The basics

Height: 6-foot-3
Weight: 221
Age: 24
Position: Placekicker
Experience: 2

How he got here

Giants fans likely know Rosas’ story. Kicked collegiately at NAIA Southern Oregon, won the Giants’ kicking job in 2017 and ... had a miserable rookie season. Rosas made only 18-of-25 field goals, 72 percent.

He got a second chance in 2018 with a new coaching staff and responded with a Pro Bowl season. Rosas made 32-of-33 field goals, including 4-of-5 from beyond 50 yards, and 32-of-33 extra points.

2019 outlook

Not a lot to say here. Rosas has developed into one of the NFL’s best young kickers. While placekicking can be unpredictable, Rosas should remain one of the league’s better kickers for the next several seasons.