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Giants Reunite With Kicker Josh Brown

It took longer than most expected, but kicker Josh Brown has finally re-signed with the Giants. The two parties agreed to a two-year, $4 million deal on Monday.

Brown has been the Giants’ kicker for the last three seasons, and has not missed a game since joining Big Blue ahead of the 2012 season.

The 36-year-old has emerged as one of the league’s top kickers despite playing half of his games in the notoriously windy MetLife Stadium. For his Giants career, Brown has made 91.7% of his field goal attempts, including 8-of-9 from 50 or more yards. He has been nearly perfect in extra point attempts, making 119-of-120.

2015 was a particularly impressive year for Brown, who converted 30-of-32 attempts. His 93.8% field goal percentage was the best in the league.

Unfortunately, one of those misses came in overtime in the Giants’ heartbreaking defeat to the Jets. The missed 48-yarder would have tied the game and continued the contest.

Clearly, the disappointment of that one kick wasn’t nearly enough to sour the relationship between team and player.

A reunion between Brown and the Giants always seemed likely. Despite his strong season, Brown did not make any known visits during free agency, and the only kicker on the Giants’ offseason roster has been the unproven Tom Obaraski.

With Brown back in the fold, the Giants’ special team trio seems to be set. Long snapper Zak DeOssie re-signed with Big Blue back in February, and punter Brad Wing, who had been an exclusive rights free agent, re-signed last week.

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