12:17pm: The Giants have re-signed Brown, per Paul Schwartz of the New York Post (Twitter link).
12:07pm: The Giants are expected to bring back veteran free agent Josh Brown to handle kicking duties for the club, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. Vacchiano reports that Brown is set to sign a two-year, $4MM deal, which will feature $1MM in guarantees and could be worth up to $4.75MM in total.
For Brown, it will be a raise on his previous salary with the Giants — his last two-year contract paid him $2.7MM. During those two years, Brown was one of the league’s most accurate kickers, converting 24 of 26 field goals in 2014, and 30 of 32 field goals in 2015. He also made all but one of his extra point attempts, for a total of five overall misses in two years.
Brown, who will turn 37 later this month, has racked up a total of 1,353 points over the course of his NFL career, with the Seahawks, Rams, Bengals, and Giants. His 134 points in 2015 represented a career high, and earned him his first Pro Bowl nod.
Assuming Brown continues to hold the Giants’ kicking job until his new contract expires, he has a good chance to become one of the NFL’s top 20 scorers of all time. He currently ranks 30th on the league’s all-time scoring list.
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