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Giants add another kicker

2/13/2013

The New York Giants added their second kicker this offseason by signing David Buehler on Wednesday.

David BuehlerThe Giants might be preparing for the possibility of Lawrence Tynes moving on. Tynes, the kicker who has helped the Giants win two Super Bowls, is an unrestricted free agent.

Buehler joins Jake Rogers, a free agent kicker the Giants signed earlier this offseason to a reserve/future contract.

Buehler, 26, was with the Dallas Cowboys from 2009-2011. He handled mostly kickoffs but also made 24-of-32 field goal attempts and 42-of-44 extra point attempts in 2010. In 2011, Buehler played in four games handling kickoffs before landing on injured reserve with a torn abductor muscle that required surgery. He did not play in 2012.

We will have to see what Tynes commands on the free agent market. He converted 33-of-39 field goals in 2012, his sixth season with the Giants. He sent the Giants to the Super Bowl by nailing the game-winning field goal in overtime of the NFC Championship games during both the 2007 and 2011 seasons.