Giants free agent K Robbie Gould will sign a two-year deal with the 49ers, the team confirmed Thursday night.
New York signed Gould last Oct. 20 after Josh Brown was suspended and ultimately released due to domestic abuse allegations.
The 35-year-old connected on all 10 of his field goal tries and was successful on 20-of-23 extra point attempts in 10 regular season games with the Giants. He remained perfect with two more field goals and a successful extra point attempt in New York's 38-13 Wild Card loss to the Packers.
Robbie Gould was a good stop-gap kicker for the Giants, who settled things at that position in the wake of the Josh Brown scandal. He was 10-for-10 on field goals and 20-of-23 on extra points, but the feeling was that at 35, his leg wasn't as strong as the Giants liked.
It remains a good bet the Giants will bring in a veteran kicker at some point - Nick Folk, Dan Carpenter, Greg Zuerlein, Chandler Catanzaro, Caleb Sturgis are among the names available. The Giants also signed Aldrick Rosas to a futures deal in January. He's a promising 22-year-old who was in Titans camp last year, but he's got no other NFL experience.
With the Giants in win-now mode, it's hard to see them messing around with a young, unproven kicker unless he really outkicks everyone in camp. Their history has been to go with a proven veteran at this spot. And they likely will. They just won't overspend.