New head coach Joe Judge spent his total NFL teaching life with the Patriots engaged on special teams, so relaxation assured he isn’t going to shortchange something so far as the kicking sport. The Giants have two strong-legged gamers to deal with these jobs, placekicker Aldrick Rosas (25) and punter Riley Dixon (26), however for the primary time since 2007, they might want to discover a new lengthy snapper, with Zak DeOssie anticipated to retire.
Casey Kreiter, 29, was chosen to a Pro Bowl with the Broncos and he figures to have the higher hand to switch DeOssie. Colin Holba dealt with the duties late final season when DeOssie was positioned on injured reserve. Drew Scott is another choice on the roster.
The Giants secured Rosas, a restricted free agent, with a second-round tender that can pay him $3.2 million. Rosas was excellent in 2018, hitting 32 of 33 discipline objectives, however was not as correct final season, making solely 12 of 17. His profession field-goal share is 82.7 p.c. His leg is extremely robust, however his approach failed him at instances in 2019 and you may make sure Judge can be watching carefully to see if he can belief Rosas to get the job achieved.
It got here as a shock late final season when the Giants gave Dixon a three-year contract extension price $8.7 million, making him the sixth-highest-paid punter within the league. It was a reward for a wonderful season. Dixon completed seventh within the NFL in internet punting with a median of 43.5 yards and was 12th within the league at placing the ball down contained in the 20-yard line, at 42 p.c.
Finding a participant with kick-return or punt-return means is rarely a foul factor, particularly contemplating there isn’t a one on the roster who completed a lot in these areas final season. The re-signing of receiver Corey Coleman, a wonderful kickoff returner in 2018, may assist, if Coleman can keep wholesome and make the crew. Perhaps Judge offers the nod to make use of Jabrill Peppers, a feared return man in school at Michigan, extra usually this 12 months.