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Giants extend kicker Graham Gano through 2023


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – After a brief and satisfying courtship, Graham Gano and the Giants have committed to each other for the long term.

Soon after their 27-17 victory against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday in MetLife Stadium, the Giants announced they had signed Gano, who is excelling in his first season with the team, to a contract extension through the 2023 season.

Gano kicked three extra points and fourth-quarter field goals of 35 and 44 yards in the fourth quarter to extend his streak to 20 consecutive successful field goal attempts. That ties Aldrick Rosas (2018-19) for the second-longest streak in Giants history. Josh Brown is the recordholder with 29 in a row from 2014-15. Gano has not missed a field goal attempt since a 57-yard try was wide left in Chicago on Sept. 20.

Gano has missed only one of his 38 kicks; he has made all 16 of his PATs and 21 of 22 field goal attempts for 79 points. His .955 percentage on field goals is a career best.

The current streak is the second-longest of Gano's career. He made 28 attempts in a row when he was with the Carolina Panthers in 2017-18.

Last week, he was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his contributions to the team's 23-20 victory against the Washington Football Team in FedEx Field. Gano kicked field goals of 38, 48 and 42 yards as the Giants completed a season sweep of Washington. Three of his six kickoffs were touchbacks.

Gano missed the entire 2019 season after undergoing surgery to repair a knee injury he suffered the previous year playing for the Carolina Panthers. He has returned to have one of his finest seasons.

On Oct. 11 in Dallas, Gano set a Giants' record with three field goals of 50 or more yards. That gave him four long field goals for the year, tying the franchise's single-season record.

In a career that began with three seasons in Washington and included seven seasons in Carolina, Gano has made 243 of 293 field goal attempts (82.9%) and 319 of 334 PATs for 1,048 points.

Gano was the first Giants player to receive a Player of the Week award this season and the first to be named Special Teams Player of the Week since Rosas was honored in Week 13 of the 2018 season.

Gano has earned a Player of the Week Award with each team he's played for: 2010 Week 16 with Washington, 2018 Week 5 with the Panthers and now his first with the Giants.

He was also named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Month in November 2015 and October 2018.

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