The Giants have already brought new competition for their 53-man roster this offseason as they signed K Marshall Koehn and P Austin Rehkow to future/reserve contracts.
Future/reserve contracts guarantee both Koehn and Rehkow will be on the 90-man roster when the new league year begins (March 14), after which they will have to battle to stay on the roster. One notable player who made the Giants' roster this season on a future contract was K Aldrick Rosas, who beat out veteran Mike Nugent for the kicking job.
However, Rosas struggled in his first full season in the NFL, making just 72 percent of field goal attempts. His performance forced the Giants to sign Koehn to add competition right away.
Koehn has bounced around the league since entering it in 2016. He began his career with the Dolphins, signing as an undrafted free agent out of Iowa. He would lose the competition to Andrew Franks in the offseason, forcing him to look elsewhere.
He eventually was signed to a future contract with the Vikings, but once again, was beat out for a spot on the roster with Kai Forbath winning the job. Koehn did get a chance, however, with the Bengals as an injury replacement in Week 9. But after making just one extra point, he was cut following the game.
Koehn, who worked out for the Giants on Nov. 13 of last year, was stuck in limbo following that Week 9 game until the Giants signed him to the future contract.
Rehkow, who worked out for the Giants back in October, signed with the Bills as an undrafted free agent out of Idaho back in May. He served as a placekicker as well in college, but Buffalo wanted to see what he could do punting. He eventually lost the job, and didn't see another opportunity this season.
He now gives current P Brad Wing some competition -- his first since being traded to the Giants back in 2015. Big Blue signed him to a three-year, $6.45 million extension this past offseason, but Wing had his worst numbers to date this season. He ranked dead last in the NFL with a 36.7-yard net average on punt attempts.
Koehn and Rehkow will each get a chance to compete when training camp begins.