Kicker Josh Brown Signs With The New York Giants

Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

After opting to stick with incumbent Mike Nugent, the Bengals allowed Josh Brown to sign elsewhere. According to The Star-Ledger, Brown has signed with the NY Giants.

Following the 2012 season, the Bengals had a kicker quandary on their hands. Would they stick with Mike Nugent, their steady regular season workhorse or go with Josh Brown, their late season comeback kid? Both were nearly statistically identical, but in the end the team opted to retain the slightly younger Nugent.

With Nugent in fold, that meant Brown was free to sign elsewhere and that's exactly what he did on Wednesday morning. According to Jenny Vrentas of The Star-Ledger, Brown has inked a deal with the Giants to become their new kicker. The move likely signals the end of the Tynes era in New York, who will move on after the Giants did not acquiesce to his contract demands.

Brown signed with the Bengals late in the season last year after starter Mike Nugent went down with a season-ending calf injury. Brown went on to make 11 of his 12 (91.7%) regular season field goals and both of his postseason field goals in the loss to the Texans.

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