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New York Giants, Josh Brown Have not Yet Talked Contract, but Kicker “Hopeful” to Return

January 29th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
By Dan Benton

Josh Brown faced tall odds in 2013 when he signed a one-year deal with the New York Giants, replacing fellow kicker Lawrence Tynes, who was known for his clutch game-winning field goals in two NFC Championship Games. In fact, Brown's job wasn't even guaranteed going into training camp, but after walking away with it following preseason and connecting on 23 of his 26 field goal attempts during the regular season, many feel that he's earned himself a more stable contract.

Whether or not that ultimately comes to fruition remains to be seen, but if Brown has any say in the matter, he'll not only re-sign with Big Blue, but he'd ideally stay in New York for the remainder of his NFL career.

"We left with a great exit meeting and we're allowing them to get done with their evaluations," Brown told Giants 101. "We're hopeful. We're looking forward to being back here next year. That's our plan. We would like to get in with a team — this team — and stay put."

And what is it about the Giants that Brown loves? The fans, of course. The city, of course. And that gorgeous stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

"New York City, the fans. I love the venue. I love playing in MetLife Stadium all year around," Brown said. "I think MetLife has done a great job of putting their name and branding on a phenomenal, phenomenal stadium in the greatest city in the world. Any opportunity to play out here is a great day."

Brown also offered up incredible praise for teammate Steve Weatherford, whom he said greatly impacted his life and lifestyle, but that's a story worthy of it's own spot. We'll have more on that tomorrow, along with a full transcript of the interview.

Mario Scipioni of Jets 101 contributes to this article.

Photo credit: MattBritt00 / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA


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10 Responses to “New York Giants, Josh Brown Have not Yet Talked Contract, but Kicker “Hopeful” to Return”

  1.  Krow says:

    Two things have to happen …

    1) we need to offer him a contract
    2) no one offers him more money

    Then he’ll be back.

  2.  GOAT56 says:


    I think unless there is a reason a player is undervalued trading for a player is just not a good idea. Giving up premium picks and premium salary space just doesn’t work most of the time. Look at the Harvin trade for example. Keeping Nicks would make much more sense if WR was that much of a concern because he would cost less salary cap wise and cos us no valuable picks.

    We are not one player away so trading picks to move up in the draft would make sense either. Many good players win championships not just one or a few great players. That’s how we won all of our SBs and will do so in the future.

  3.  GOAT56 says:

    Brown was solid but I think we can do better. I know he missed only 3 kicks but the Carolina miss and KC miss both felt like huge misses. He was better than tynes but I don’t think that’s the scale we should use. I would prefer to find a younger kicker but if Brown returned it’s not the worse thing.

    Overall I felt like we were an old team last year. Getting younger is important. The vets last year for the most part proved they no longer had it. I think we have to continue to infuse this roster with young talent. Going with more of a vet cast clearly didn’t work last year.

    • Dan BentonDan Benton says:

      Carolina beat Giants 38-0 and the Chiefs was, what, 31-7?

      Not sure how 38-3 and 31-10 would have made those loses feel any better.

      •  BigBlueGiant says:

        WE were well in that Carolina game when Brown missed. Total momentum change. They scored on the drive after the miss.

        •  jerseyrich says:

          I remember being in the Dallas and Chicago games. The rest of that 0-6 start is a blur. I do recall us sort of hanging in there through the first half in most games…..before our defense tired out from being on the field constantly

        •  ERICHONIUS says:

          I don’t remember us doing well at any point in the Carolina game. Hardly, was there a “change in momentum”. They beat us down for 60 mins. Really the game got out of hand because of time of possession. Our defense was gassed, we couldn’t rotate our Dline, and then they started gashing us with long runs. The missed field goal was hardly a deciding factor in the game. Our offense never showed a sign of life.

          •  BigBlueGiant says:

            Never said did well.

            But after the 1st qtr the score was 7-0 carolina. We intercepted Cam Newton and the very next play David Wilson scored a TD on a 33 yd run that got called back for a ghost hold on Will Beatty. We stalled (obviously) the rest of the drive then Brown missed a FG to cut Carolina’s lead from 7-0 to 7-3.

            The following drive carolina scored a FG then, a TD to end the half.

            Total momentum change. Can’t deny that.

  4.  Mike Force says:

    Excellent array of links in the Storylines post this AM Benton. Love the small stories. Man I feel for Burress but Justice can eat it, LOL.

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