ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the New York Giants have come to terms with placekicker Chandler Catanzaro.
Reports: Giants agree to terms with Kicker Chandler Catanzaro— New York Giants (@Giants) July 26, 2020
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The deal, which Adam Schefter is reporting will be for one year, will be finalized following a physical.
Catanzaro did not play in 2019, retiring after missing a pair of extra points in the Jets’ preseason game against the Giants last year. Prior to signing with the Jets in 2019, Catanzaro played 5 seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Carolina Panthers.
Over that period, he played in 77 games, making 119 of 142 field goal attempts (83.8 percent), with a long of 60 yards, as well as 182 of 196 extra points (92.9 percent).
The signing of Catanzaro is likely connected to the legal issues of Aldrick Rosas, who was arrested earlier in the offseason. Reports earlier Sunday indicated the Giants were expected to cut Rosas, a move that would save them all of the $3.259 million he was due this season.
It remains to be seen whether the team will bring in another kicker to compete with Catanzaro, but more moves seem likely.
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