The New York Giants appear ready to add another placekicker to their 80-man roster. Former Giants placekicking legend Lawrence Tynes broke the news Sunday afternoon that veteran placekicker Graham Gano is visiting the Giants. Tynes reported that Gano will begin the COVID-19 testing protocol and take a physical later in the week.
After releasing Aldrick Rosas following his being charged in an alleged hit-and-run traffic accident the Giants signed former New York Jets placekicker Chandler Catanzaro to a one-year deal.
Catanzaro, 29, did not kick in the NFL last year after kicking for three teams from 2014-2018.
There was always speculation that the Giants might look to add another kicker to compete with or replace Catanzaro.
Gano, 33, spent three seasons with the Washington Redskins and seven with the Carolina Panthers. Gano spent 2019 on injured reserve with an injury to his left leg. He was recently released by the Panthers.
Gano has made 224 of 273 field goals (82.1 percent) over his 10 seasons.
As we learned from the Ross Cockrell situation, this does not mean that Gano is officially a Giant. No signing has been announced. Let’s wait and see what happens, but this could be a significant upgrade if it comes to pass.