Didn't the NY Giants just sign kicker Randy Bullock to a new deal to fill in for Graham Gano? Hold the phone on that. In a bit of a surprising move, general manager Joe Schoen has decided to bring in some extra help for the position.
Moments ago, it was announced that the G-Men have signed second-year kicker Cade York off the Tennessee Titans practice squad. With this move being made, York is now set to be on the active roster for at least the next three games. As Dan Duggan notes, you'd think he'd be a lock to win the starting spot, but Bullock is hoping to have a say in things:
NY Giants sign kicker Cade York off the Titans practice squad
Now the Giants have two kickers ready to replace Gano, who was placed on Injured Reserve Thursday. Gano is set to undergo knee surgery and he'll be out for the season. The decision to sit him down came too little too late, as it surely cost the G-Men a shot at beating the Jets in Week 8.
Moving forward, though, the Giants signing York means, per the practice squad rules, that he'll have a roster spot locked in for the next three weeks, plus a guaranteed salary. A quick look on social media has people wondering why York has been signed instead of a veteran, such as Robbie Gould.
York appeared in all 17 games for the Browns last season, but he was 24-of-32 (75 percent) on his field-goal attempts. He was 35-of-37 on his PAT tries. The Giants need consistency at the position, something Gano wasn't providing in '23.
Come this weekend against the Raiders, the Giants have no excuses not to post a win. Daniel Jones is back, the Raiders are a mess and they just fired Josh McDaniels. This could be a close game, though, and a late field goal could make the difference. It's now looking like York will be the man to try and deliver for this team if three points are needed.