4 NY Giants free agents who could be forced into retirement

Have these players played their last game in the league?

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3. K Mason Crosby

The Giants encountered one of the most bizarre kicker situations possible this past season. Their Pro Bowl kicker Graham Gano went down with a season-ending injury and it seemed like everyone they tried to sign afterwards met the same fate. When was the last time you heard of a team going through four kickers?

NY signed 34-year-old kicker Randy Bullock, much to the chagrin of the Big Blue faithful. Bullock did however go 5-6 on field goal attempts and 10-10 on extra points. Bullock ended up on the IR, though. The Giants then signed two kickers, 23-year-old Cade York, with one year of NFL experience, and 39-year-old kicker Mason Crosby, who had been kicking for 16 years. Talk about opposite ends of the spectrum. York ended up on IR with Bullock, and Crosby was anything but automatic, making only 71 percent of his field goal attempts and 83 percent of his extra points.

The Giants will be getting Gano back, and even if they want to keep a second kicker on the practice squad, they may go younger with York. Crosby's best years have been past him. The Giants will more than likely move on from Crosby, who will turn 40 early on in the season. Crosby may be a Packers Ring of Honor kicker, he may even be a Hall of Famer one day, but if the Giants let him go, it may be time for Crosby to hang his cleats up.