9:15am: Kreiter is also re-signing with the Giants, per ESPN’s Jordan Raanan (on Twitter). His one-year deal will put him place for a fourth season in New York, and allow the team to return all three members of their kicking battery from 2022 for the coming season.
8:23am: The Giants have already had a busy offseason by retaining several members of their offense, but continuity will also be found for their special teams unit. New York is re-signing punter Jamie Gillan to a two-year, $4MM contract (Twitter link via Tom Pelissero of NFL Network).
The ‘Scottish Hammer’ spent the first three seasons of his career with the Browns after he won a training camp competition in 2019. His average of 46.2 yards per punt as a rookie helped earn him an extended look in Cleveland, though his performance in that regard dipped over the following two seasons. He was waived in December 2021.
That led to his Giants tenure beginning this past season. The 25-year-old had a generally strong debut campaign in the Big Apple, recording a career-high 74 punts. His average on those (46.8) also set a new personal mark, and his net punting average topped 40 for the first time since his rookie year. While he will aim to drop his touchback percentage (12.2%) in the coming years, he will have stability for the short-term future.
The Giants will now have at least two-thirds of their kicking operation in place for 2023. Kicker Graham Gano has one year remaining on his current contract, but long snapper Casey Kreiter is a pending free agent. Gillan, though, will look to build off of his 2022 success with his financial future in place.