Giants Trade for Kicker Tynes

TGI has learned that the Giants have traded for Chiefs kicker Lawrence Tynes in exchange for a conditional draft choice, believed to be a sixth- or seventh-round pick in 2008.

While Tynes is hardly the sure-fire answer to New York's kicking question, he immediately catapults right past Josh Huston and Marc Hickok on New York's depth chart.

Tynes has played in 48 regular season games and one postseason contest in three seasons (2004-06) with Kansas City. He converted 68 of 87 field goals (78.2%) and 137 of 141 PATs for 341 points. He ranks fourth in Chiefs history with 68 career field goals and is fifth in team annals with 136 PATs.

Tynes spent two seasons (2002-03) with the Ottawa Renegades of the Canadian Football League, playing in 26 contests. He converted 71 of 87 field goals (81.6%) and all 51 PATs for 275 points. He also played in 10 games for the Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe in 2002.

He originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Kansas City in 2001.

The Troy State product connected on 45 of 62 field goals (72.6%) and 127 of 131 PATs for 262 points during his four-year collegiate career for the Trojans.

Tynes was a standout kicker at Milton High School in Milton, Florida.

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