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According to multiple sources, former Giant PK Lawrence Tynes has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Tynes, 35, became a free agent this March after six seasons with the Giants. He will remembered most for his two NFC Championship-winning FGs in Green Bay and San Francisco.

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ESPN New York suggests the New York Giants' top priority in ?free agency remains re-signing free agent left guard Kevin Boothe.

Boothe, who started all 16 games a season ago for Big Blue, graded out as one of the league's premier run-blockers. Adding to the need, the Giants do not have an in-house candidate to replace him.

Cruzin' away?

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Lawrence Tynes time with the Giants may be coming to a close. The soon-to-be 35 year-old placekicker will be an unrestricted free agent come tomorrow at 4pm. From Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea reports the 49ers will "strike quickly" this week in replacing the recently cut David Akers:

The 49ers are believed to be interested in free-agent kicker Lawrence Tynes, who is not expected to return to the New York Giants. Tynes has a history of kicking in inclement conditions. He has also experienced success at Candlestick Park, including a 31-yard field goal in overtime to send the Giants to the Super Bowl two seasons ago.
The Giants have signed two kickers this offseason in preparation for Tynes' possible departure - former Cowboy David Buehler and Jake Rogers, who was inked to a futures deal.

Tynes has certainly been a valuable player for the Giants, but he's struggled recently going 52-for-63 on FGs since 2011. He signed a 5 year, $7 million deal before the 2008 season and made $1.3 million last year.

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This version of the 9-7 Giants didn't translate into a Super Bowl-bound time.

As the media gathers in New Orleans, New York Giants players are watching from their couches as a new king of the football world is crowned on Sunday.

Owner John Mara and GM Jerry Reese expressed their dismay with the team missing out on the playoffs this season. Obviously, change is on the horizon.

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Normally as steady as any player on the field for the Giants, Lawrence Tynes has had a rough month of December ? in terms of being a kicker.

Tynes has only made four of his last seven field goals, and his 33-yard miss Sunday in the first quarter against the Falcons set the tone for a long afternoon.

So Tynes is going through a cold stretch, but is it really a cause for concern? He?s still leading the NFL in field goals made (33) and field goals attempted (39).

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A couple of numbers stick it out from yesterday's 34-0 rout in Atlanta.

Offensively, the Giants turned the ball of three times, two of which were interceptions complements of Eli Manning. The two-time Super Bowl MVP completed all of 13 passes, no touchdowns, and finished the contest with a 40.7 quarterback rating.

But it's zero -- the number of points Big Blue scored -- that's glaring. It marked the team's first shutout in 16 years.

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Fourth Quarter:

Beginning the final quarter, Manning throws a beauty to Cruz, but he drops it. He was probably so shocked to be open for the first time today his excitement caused shaky hands.

On third-down, Bennett gets a case of the jitters, adds another big drop to the drive.

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Giants' PK Lawrence Tynes has been named NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for October. Tynes tied a career-high with five field goals (41, 37, 26, 43 and 37 yards) and scored 17 points in the Giants' win over the Cowboys last Sunday.

Tynes currently leads the NFL in scoring with 94 points, 14 ahead of New England's Stephen Gostkowski. Tynes also leads the league in points per game (11.8) and FG made (24).

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When a team scores one offensive touchdown, it usually loses. But the Giants relied on five field goals from Lawrence Tynes and a Jason Pierre-Paul interception return for a touchdown to barely hang on in their 29-24 victory against the Cowboys.

For most of the game, the Giants had a weak rushing attack, and Eli Manning was not his traditional self in Cowboys Stadium.

After the 56-yard Rueben Randle catch on the opening drive, it almost seemed as if the Giants would just steam roll the Cowboys, playing without middle linebacker Sean Lee. But that drive only yielded a field goal.

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Eli Manning drove the Giants down the field to give his team a chance to kick a game-winning field Sunday.

There were a couple of calls on that series, however, that seemed questionable. In other words, it was more than just Lawrence Tynes? two misses that may have cost the Giants the comeback victory.

The drive opened up at the Giants? 35-yard line. Manning threw an incompletion intended for Victor Cruz. He followed up with a fumbled snap, then an incompletion to Ramses Barden.

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Giants PK Lawrence Tynes has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his 5 FG game against the Panthers

From the Giants....

Tynes kicked a career-high five field goals and scored half of the Giants' points in their victory. Tynes booted field goals of 47, 49, 30, 36 and 37 yards. He is the seventh player in Giants history to kick at least five field goals in a game and the first since Jay Feely did it vs. Washington on Oct. 30, 2005. The team record of six was set by Joe Danelo at Seattle on Oct. 18, 1981.

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Some snippets from Coach Tom's media session today at TIMEX:

On if he agrees Eli is a top five QB:

"I do, but what would you expect him to say? He is for me."

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Giants' K Lawrence Tynes originally thought the play in which he injured his thigh should have been a personal foul/running into the kicker penalty. But after seeing the play again, he realized the player that ran into him actually was the one that blocked his FG attempt. It's legal...

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Before I unveil the top three (I know everyone is waiting with baited breath!), I'll give a nod to some guys who just missed the cut.

14. Lawrence Tynes

His kickoffs weren?t bad this year, and he nailed 83% of his field goal attempts. The general consensus among Giants fans was that they did not feel as nervous when he stepped on to the field as they had in previous seasons.

13. Devin Thomas

When Thomas was acquired, most everyone wrote him off as mediocre depth for a desperate Giants? receiving corps.? But the former second rounder gave the Giants? special teams coverage unit a boost reminiscent of David Tyree. Tynes and Thomas were just about the only members of the special teams unit that weren't total disasters.

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Giants' special teams captain Chase Blackburn is finally healthy. Maybe now his unit will begin to take root and start making some plays. In this locker room interview Blackburn talks Cowboys and new safety rules.

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Kicker Lawrence Tynes missed last week's game with a sore ankle. This week he plans on returning to duty.

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Tynes was the only kicker the Giants brought into camp this summer.
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K Lawrence Tynes is kicking the ball well this summer. He is facing no direct challenges for his job, being the only kicker the Giants have brought to camp.? They are confident in his abilities - he's calmed down his game, become more consistent, and now he's breaking in a new holder, rookie punter Matt Dodge.

Tynes is pleased with the way the new operation between himself, Dodge and LS Zak DeOssie is going

Watch the interview

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Signing of Third Round Pick Makes K Swank a Roster Casualty

The Giants signed their third-round selection in April's draft - LSU safety Chad Jones - today to a 4-year contract. According to sources the deal is worth $2.6 million.

To make room on the roster for Jones, K Sam Swank was waived.

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why am I so upbeat today.....I guess it's true - ignorance IS bliss.....

Tuck Shoulder Has Been Problematic In The Past

According to The News' Ralph Vacchiano, DE Justin Tuck has a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder and will probably sit out Sunday's game in Tampa.? Vacchiano also reported that in 2003, while at Notre Dame, Tuck injured that same shoulder and played through the pain, not missing a game.

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ESPN?is reporting that Lawrence Tynes ?has hired a lawyer to seek a pardon for his imprisoned brother. His brother was found guilty on two counts of marijuana distribution.

I always felt the president's end of term pardons were similar to what the Mets do the final game of the year. After the game is over players toss there hats into the stands. Now that President Bush is leaving office it's his turn to toss out some pardons. You know he is giddy about this, although my fear is he thinks a pardon is something tangible that he gets to toss out to a crowd, like the?shirt guns at shea.

By the way does this Tynes situation not remind you of the kicker in "The Replacements."?The role of the kicker is ?clearly fashioned after Tynes. A scottish?guy who gambles so much that bookies force him to miss a kick in the big game. Think about it, Tynes did this twice in the NFC championship, and they were chip shots. Then he decides to screw the bookies, he nails the 47 yarder (by the way how were Giants fans not acutely aware of the fact that it was clear he would make the kick...remember, Norwood's kick was also 47 yards) immediately after making the kick Tynes runs out of the stadium in fear of being shot. OK replacements was made first, but Tynes lived the movie for real, although his brother is the criminal. Perhaps he was paying off his brothers debt...oh yeah this theory holds.

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The Star Ledger reports that John Carney is inactive today for the Giants. Lawrence Tynes will assume the kicking duties for this week.
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At what point does Tom Coughlin declare John Carney his kicker for the year? Carney's kickoffs may not have the length the Giants desire, but he is now 18 for 19 in field goal attempts on the year. His lone miss, was a block made on a sub human effort my Manny Lawson (I think he jumped 12 feet in the air).

Once Lawrence Tynes was healthy enough, it seemed like the Giants were waiting for Carney to falter, so they could have an excuse to replace him. At this point, it seems like one bad game should not be enough to make that decision. It is nice to have these problems.

Lastly, although Mike Tomlin claimed no team has a back up long snapper, he may be mistaken. If Zak DeOssie were to be injured (punching myself for writing that), Grey Reugamer or Jay Alford both could sub for DeOssie, and have experience in that area.

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The Star Ledger reports that there are rumblings that John Carney may have started his last game with the Giants and Lawrence Tynes could return as the Giants kicker as soon as this weekend.

The Ledger also reports that Gerris Wilkinson has a mild MCL strain, and that David Tyree returned to practice today, however he has not been removed from the PUP list yet.

UPDATE 6:49PM: Ralph Vacchiano at the New York Daily News confirms that Lawrence Tynes will resume kicking duties this Sunday and John Carney will likely be cut soon. Carney has made all 12 of his field goals and all of his extra points in his five-game stint with the Giants.

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Coach Tom Coughlin hasn't made it clear if he will bring Lawrence Tynes back next Monday or continue with John Carney who has yet to miss a field goal all season. Carney took over for Tynes before the season began after he suffered a knee injury.

Coughlin admitted he was concerned about Carney's short kickoffs on Sunday, including one that was squibbed and another that went out of bounds.

"Well, it's a concern, there is no doubt," Coughlin said. "The ball out of bounds was not a good sign. We will just continue to evaluate that on a weekly basis."
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According to Mike Garfolo's pre-practice injury report at NJ.com, kicker Lawrence Tynes is not quite ready to suit up just yet for Sunday's game against Seattle. Head coach Tom Coughlin explained the kicker situation:

"From what I've been told, Tynes' knee continues to swell after every workout or practice in which he participates. So until that stops happening, he won't be given the green light to play.

When asked if the Giants will continue to carry two kickers, Coughlin responded with, "We'll make that call when we have to."

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PK John Carney has been named the ?NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.? In Sunday?s 26-23 overtime victory over Cincinnati, Carney kicked four field goals: from 24, 46, 26, and 22 yards. The last field goal came in overtime to win the game for the Giants. It was the 15th game-winning field goal of Carney?s career and his third in overtime.

Lawrence Tynes is going to have to wrestle that ball out from under Carney's foot, he's making a pretty strong case to make Tynes a back up.

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CB R.W. McQuarters is doubtful, CB Terrell Thomas (hamstring) and K Lawrence Tynes (knee) are questionable. S Michael Johnson (neck) and DE Mathias Kiwanuka (ankle) are probable.

That seems like an upgrade for Tynes, something to keep an eye on.

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CB Aaron Ross fell victim to a shoulder stinger in Sunday's game, he is expected to return to practice tomorrow.

CB Terrell Thomas (hamstring) has yet to play in the first two games this season, and is expected to practice in individual drills tomorrow.

CB R.W. McQuarters (calf) status is still uncertain, and it is not yet known if he will practice tomorrow.

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Coach Tom Coughlin said Monday he hopes DE Mathias Kiwanuka (ankle) will be able to practice Wednesday.

PK Lawrence Tynes (knee) is progressing slowly and unlikely to return for another couple of weeks.

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Ralph Vacchiano at the Daily News reports that Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes is likely to miss the preseason home opener against the Cleveland Browns.

Coach Tom Coughlin said the Giants are ?probably? going to have to bring in another kicker for the home preseason opener against the Cleveland Browns. Tynes jammed his plant leg into the field on Monday.

Coughlin said, ?We?re going to look at some other alternatives? for the next game.

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Tomorrow night, Lawrence Tynes will be signing autographs at the Dunkin' Donuts in Midland Park to help raise money for the Midland Park Public Education Foundation. The Midland Park Public Education Foundation is an all-volunteer not-for-profit foundation that enhances and supports new curriculum initiatives and enrichment opportunities within Midland Park's school system.

The Dunkin Donuts is on 80 Godwin Avenue and Lawrence will be signing from 6:30 to 9:30pm.

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