The New York Giants are in need of a kicker for at least one week with Josh Brown suspended for the first game of the 2016 season. The team has reportedly found its guy.
The Giants have signed 26-year-old kicker Randy Bullock, the team announced Monday. The team also waived kicker Tom Obarski.
The #Giants sign K Randy Bullock – welcome to Big Blue!
— New York Giants (@Giants) August 22, 2016
Bullock was released by the Houston Texans early in the 2015 season and picked up by the New York Jets for the final eight games of the season to replace the injured Nick Folk. Bullock was solid with the Jets, converting 14-of-17 field goal attempts and making 6-of-9 attempts from 40 yards or longer.
It’s uncertain whether Bullock’s stint with the Giants will last beyond Week 1. Brown is suspended only one game, but more information has come to light regarding a domestic violence incident with his ex-wife in May 2015. Brown was arrested during the altercation and his ex-wife claimed in a police report the kicker has been violent with her on more than 20 occasions.
So while Brown might only be suspended for one game at the moment, more discipline could be coming. For the Giants, Bullock serves as an insurance policy.