Chandler Catanzaro’s time with the New York Giants did not last long. Officially signed by the Giants on Aug. 1, Catanzaro was released by the team on Monday.
The Giants are expected to sign former Carolina Panthers placekicker Graham Gano as they seek a replacement for Aldrick Rosas, the team’s kicker for the past three seasons.
Catanzaro had retired during the 2019 training camp, but decided to come back this season.
Giants coach Joe Judge confirmed the release of Catanzaro.
“We’re not going into all the details in terms of the exact move until things are finalized,” Judge said. “But I will tell you we informed Chandler this morning we did move on from him. I will just say he did a tremendous job for us. I have a lot of respect for him; he’s definitely an NFL kicker. I think he made the right decision coming out of retirement.
“We were lucky enough to have exposure to him for a small window of the season, and I wish him luck along the way.”
Gano, 33, missed last season with a knee injury. A report on Sunday indicated that Gano had begun the COVID-19 protocol and would then take a physical with the Giants. It would seem that the Giants will be moving forward with Gano as their placekicker.
In 10 seasons with Washington and Carolina, Gano has made 224 of 273 field-goal attempts. Current Giants GM Dave Gettleman is familiar with Gano from their time together with the Panthers.