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Report: New York Giants Sign Former Rams and Bengals K Josh Brown

PITTSBURGH, PA - DECEMBER 23:  Josh Brown #3 of the Cincinnati Bengals reacts with Kevin Huber #10 after a late fourth quarter field goal to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 13-10 at Heinz Field on December 23, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Doug RushSenior Analyst IMarch 13, 2013

It looks like Lawrence Tynes is officially done as a Giant.

According to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger, the Giants will sign veteran kicker Josh Brown.

K Josh Brown is signing with the Giants this morning, per multiple sources. He was in camp with the Jets last year. #nyg

— Jenny Vrentas (@JennyVrentas) March 13, 2013

The 33-year-old kicker has been a member of the Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams and most recently in 2012, the Cincinnati Bengals.

Brown was originally brought in by the Jets for the 2012 season but lost out to incumbent Nick Folk.

When Mike Nugent went down with an injury, the Bengals turned to Brown as the kicker that they used for the remainder of the season.

Getting Brown will be an immediate upgrade to the kicking situation, as Brown has a much stronger leg than Tynes ever did.

Tynes struggled once the ball got past 45-50 yards, as we all saw back in Week 4 in the game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Brown can make field goals from 45-50 and even 50-55 yards—and with good accuracy, too.

Earlier in the offseason, the Giants brought in former Cowboys kicker David Buehler as an insurance in case Tynes did not come back to the team.

Buehler, however, is known for being a bit wild with his kicks and struggles with accuracy.

For his career, Brown has an 81-percent field-goal ratio that dates back to 2003.

In 2012, Brown was 11-for-12 in field goals for Cincinnati, which was a 91.7 percentage.

It's a solid move for the Giants to make, as now they can turn to a kicker that can make field goals from longer distances.

It's another great signing for the Giants on the second day of free agency.

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