Giants K Aldrick Rosas Signs Second-Round RFA Tender

Although it does not appear teams are close to starting offseason workouts, the Giants will have their kicker in the fold when they do reconvene.

Aldrick Rosas signed his second-round RFA tender on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets. The former Pro Bowler will be attached to a $3.26MM salary.

It would make sense for the Giants to explore a Rosas extension. He’s one of only four Pro Bowl kickers in franchise history, following Josh Brown (2015), John Carney (2008) and Ali Haji-Sheikh (1983). Should Rosas not have an extension in place by next March, he will be set for unrestricted free agency.

The Giants’ kicker since his 2017 arrival, Rosas has played in 48 straight games with the team. He made 32 of 33 field goal tries in 2018 — including 6-for-6 from 40-49 yards and 4 of 5 from beyond 50. However, the former Titans UDFA missed seven field goals as a rookie in 2017 and missed nine kicks (five field goals, four PATs) last season.

The Giants held a late-season kicker workout last year, after Rosas missed two field goals in a five-point loss to the Bears. But the team did not replace him and is moving forward with its 25-year-old specialist.

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5 comments on “Giants K Aldrick Rosas Signs Second-Round RFA Tender

  1. “It would make sense for the Giants to explore a Rosas extension.”

    No, it wouldn’t. You mention why in the article:

    “However, the former Titans UDFA missed seven field goals as a rookie in 2017 and missed nine kicks (five field goals, four PATs) last season.”

    Missed a lot of kicks in 2017, was fantastic in 2018, missed a lot of kicks in 2019. They almost replaced him last season, like you mentioned, after the Bears game.

    This deal is a prove-it deal. If he misses a bunch of kicks early in the season, he’s gone. Signing an extension should be the last thing they do with Rosas.

    • wagner13

      Agreed. The only time you ever sign a kicker to an extension is after years of proven reliability and consistency. Even players like Dan Bailey and Adam Vinatieri can fall off a cliff unexpectedly

  2. myaccount

    It wouldn’t make sense to explore an extension, just like it doesn’t make sense that they tendered him at the 2nd round level. A 3.26M salary for a kicker coming off a below average year? Gettleman strikes again…

    • Chris

      Yeah that salary seems crazy when you can either draft a kicker late or find another UDFA. Not my money but it’s still odd

    • king beas

      It’s actually wild at all the head scratching moves and how he still hasn’t been fired

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