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Graham Gano signing: Giants extend kicker through 2023

Gano has enjoyed a successful first season in New York

New York Giants v Dallas Cowboys Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Shortly after the team’s 27-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles, the New York Giants announced that they have signed placekicker Graham Gano to a contract extension through the 2023 season.

Gano sat out the entire 2019 season after undergoing surgery to repair a knee injury he suffered the previous year. In his return, Gano has developed into a reliable kicker for the Giants over the course of his first season with the team.

In Sunday’s game against the Eagles, Gano converted three extra points and two fourth-quarter field goals of 35 and 44 yards, extending his streak to 20 consecutive field goal attempts made. This streak is the second-longest of his career, since making 28 field goals in a row with the Carolina Panthers from 2017-18. His current streak ties Aldrick Rosas for the second-longest in Giants history. Josh Brown holds the record with 29 in a row from 2014-15.

Gano has missed only one of his 38 kicks this season. He has converted all 16 of his PATs. His .995 field goal percentage is a career best.

The Giants’ kicker has improved as the season progresses. On Oct. 11 against the Dallas Cowboys, he set a Giants’ record with three field goals of 50 yards or more. Last week, he was named NFC Special Team Player of the Week for his success in the team’s 23-20 win over the Washington Football Team. In the contest, Gano kicked three goals for 38, 48, and 42 yards.

In his 11th year in the league, Gano is proving to be one of the Giants’ biggest weapons.