It has been wild couple of days in the NFL so far during the start of free agency. After the free agency period began Tuesday morning, there have been swarm of signings that will impact how the 2014 season turns out. The New York Giants dove in head first and were able re-sign a couple of key players for the 2014 season and beyond. One player is kicker Josh Brown.
Brown was the Giants starting field goal kicker during the 2013 season hitting 23 out 26 field goals attempts, a 88.5 conversion percentage, which third best for a kicker during a single season in Giants history. During the season Brown made 17 consecutive field goals, which is now a Giants' franchise record and was a pivotal part in some the Giants victories during the 2013 season.
A 12-year veteran, Brown is most known for his times as the kicker for the St. Louis Rams and the Seattle Seahawks during their Super Bowl run in 2005. Besides Josh Brown, the Giants signed another Brown in safety Stevie Brown.
Stevie Brown as most Giants fans would know had great 2012 season for the G-Men. Brown lead the team with eight interception in 2012, which was the most by any Giant defensive player since 1968. With Brown, the Giants had a great safety playing alongside Antrel Rolle at strong safety in 2012 and that's why the Giants re-signed Brown last offseason.
This past season did not go as planned for Brown and the Giants. Brown tore his ACL in his left knee during a preseason game against the New York Jets and missed the entire 2013 season. Still, if healthy Brown is a great signing for the Giants. He adds great depth to the secondary and is a true ball hawk when it comes to creating turnovers on defense. During the 2012 season, Brown earned NFC defensive player of the week twice making the first Giants safety in franchise history to do so.
Giants fans should be happy to welcome these to Browns back and will hopefully have more smiles on their faces from other Giants free agent signings this offseason.