The Giants signed kicker Marshall Koehn to the practice squad, per a team announcement. To make room, the club cut tight end Garrett Dickerson from the 10-man unit.
It’s possible that Aldrick Rosas is banged up, but he has not been listed on the injury report in advance of Sunday’s game against the Eagles. The Giants aren’t looking to dump Rosas, who turns 24 next month. Rosas has connected on 95% of his field goal tries this season, which puts him fourth among all qualifying kickers in the NFL, and he has nailed all of his extra point attempts in 2018.
Assuming Rosas is healthy, it’s possible that the Giants are getting an advanced look at Koehn for the offseason. Then again, the Giants can keep Rosas on the cheap in 2019 thanks to his status as an exclusive rights free agent (ERFA), so there’s little need for a Plan B.
Koehn, 26, appeared in his one and only NFL game last year as a member of the Bengals. He spent this past offseason with the Giants and had a three-day stint on their practice squad in October.
6 comments on “Giants Sign K Marshall Koehn To P-Squad”
Very weird signing.
So the Giants management team can construct a 10 man practice squad without having to go to a plan B….how awesome is that? Certainly all great dynasties start this way.
Odd signing. Practice squad players are there to be used as a scout team player to give you reps while they develop with hopes nobody signs him away from you. Why on earth would you need to sign a kicker to the practice squad? If anyone needed a kicker they’re free to sign him anyway.
Apparently this is the second time the Giants have added him to the practice squad. Koehn has now rode the signed-cut-waived merry go round 14x since 2016. He’s probably too dizzy to even see the uprights at this stage in his career.
Only thing I can think of is that there is a problem with Rosas. Either a lingering injury or illness. Other than that it makes no sense as the Polish-Hammer says, practice players are used to both get beaten up on and be coached up. Strange.
Aldrick Rosas looked fine in the Eagles game on Sunday, which makes this signing even more perplexing… that’s the kind of year it has been!