NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Giants’ kicking situation is in good feet.
The team announced on Thursday night that embattled kicker Josh Brown would not be making the trip to London for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams. They then reportedly filled the void by agreeing to a contract with veteran free agent Robbie Gould.
According to reports, Gould flew to London to sign his new contract, which is believed to be a one-year deal.
The Chicago Bears’ all-time leading scorer, Gould was released during the preseason following a 10-year run. The 34-year-old is ranked 10th in NFL history with an .854 field goal percentage. He was expected to join the Giants for practice on Friday.
Brown, who practiced with the Giants on Thursday in New Jersey, remains on the roster, but his future with the club remains cloudy at best. The NFL said it is going to reopen its investigation of him after police released journal entries and emails in which he admitted that he verbally and physically abused his former wife.
The Giants said they want to review the new information released by King County law enforcement officials in Washington and reach a decision on the kicker’s future with the club, possibly next week.
The league said law enforcement’s response limited its yearlong investigation of the domestic abuse incident that led to Brown’s arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. No charges were filed against the 37-year-old player, but Brown was suspended for the opening game of the season for a violation of the league’s personal conduct policy.
Veteran Randy Bullock was brought in to replace Brown for the Week 1 game, but was later released. Gould has the résumé to suggest he could end up being a long-term option.