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Giants add another kicker, insurance if Tynes leaves

The Giants announced Wednesday that they had signed kicker David Buehler, which might mean nothing, but might mean another veteran on his way out the door.

At the moment, they have three kickers on the roster, but Lawrence Tynes is an unrestricted free agent, and they might choose to get younger and cheaper there.

The 26-year-old Buehler began as a kickoff specialist, but kicked field goals in 2010 with the Cowboys. He was out of the league last year after going through hip surgery the previous year.

At the very least, Buehler is an intriguing prospect, and some degree of coverage if Tynes finds greener pastures.

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10 Responses to “Giants add another kicker, insurance if Tynes leaves”
  1. cardmagnet says: Feb 13, 2013 4:23 PM

    Buehler might be worth keeping around even if Tynes returns. Buehler has a monster leg and consistently gets kickoffs into (or out of the back of) the endzone. He is also tough as nails and lays out big hits on coverage, something unheard of from kickers in this day and age.

  2. n0hopeleft says: Feb 13, 2013 4:30 PM

    If Tynes leaves, he leaves with 2 rings, and very memorable moments in Giants history.

    Regardless, thank you to #9!

  3. sinestrojoe says: Feb 13, 2013 4:38 PM

    Seriously G-Men? Tynes has kicked you into two Super Bowls and would have won one had it not been for Bradshaw plopping in…sign him!

  4. dbones750 says: Feb 13, 2013 4:55 PM

    He is also tough as nails and lays out big hits on coverage, something unheard of from kickers in this day and age.

    because that’s dumb and how you get hurt.

  5. salventuri says: Feb 13, 2013 5:02 PM

    The Giants are known for squeezing a nickel pretty hard. The trend continues……………

  6. ctp603 says: Feb 13, 2013 6:05 PM

    Just draft Dustin Hopkins and not have to worry about this position for years to come.

  7. DonRSD says: Feb 13, 2013 6:29 PM

    Tunes can barely make a 50 yard FG.
    The Philly game this year comes to mind. 54 yards and he was short. He makes that FG – we have 10 wins and are in the playoffs.

  8. packman331 says: Feb 13, 2013 7:47 PM

    Buehler? Buehler?

  9. justintuckrule says: Feb 14, 2013 2:13 PM

    Tough. I think I’d rather keep the ice water veins kicker with the weaker leg over the powerhouse kicker who has never kicked his team to the SB (let alone twice).

    @Don – if that dumb pass play call and resulting penalty didn’t push us back, he would have made the 44 yarder no problem. Buehler would have shanked it.

  10. Mr. Wright 212 says: Feb 14, 2013 3:00 PM

    Let Tynes leave if he wants, but I’d rather him stay.

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