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Reports: Giants agree to terms with kicker Chandler Catanzaro


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – The Giants today agreed to contract terms with free agent kicker Chandler Catanzaro, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The agreement is contingent upon Catanzaro passing a physical.

The Giants' veterans are scheduled to report to training camp on Tuesday. Their rookies, first-year players, injured players and quarterbacks reported last week.

Catanzaro, 29, did not play in the NFL in 2019. He signed as a free agent with the Jets on March 15 but announced his retirement on Aug. 11, three days after missing two extra point attempts in a preseason loss to the Giants. The Jets last week released Catanzaro from their reserve/left squad list.

Catanzaro had previously played five seasons for Arizona, the Jets, Tampa Bay and Carolina. In 77 regular-season games, he has made 119 of 142 field goal attempts (83.8%) with a long kick of 60 yards. Catanzaro has connected on 10 of 16 attempts from 50+ yards (62.5%). He has also hit 182 of 196 extra point tries (92.9%). Catanzaro has scored 539 career points.

In addition, he has touchbacks on 236 of 387 kickoffs (61.2%).

Catanzaro has also kicked two field goals and five extra points in three playoff games.

View photos from the career of kicker Chandler Catanzaro.

He entered the NFL in 2014 out of Clemson as an undrafted free agent with the Cardinals. As a rookie, he kicked a career-high 29 field goals (in 33 attempts), hit all 27 of his extra point tries and helped Arizona finish 13-3 and advance to the NFC Championship Game.

The following year, he scored a career-high 137 points, in part because he kicked 53 extra points, his highest total. In Catanzaro's final season in Arizona in 2016, he scored 106 points and kicked 21 field goals, including a career-long 60-yarder at Buffalo on Sept. 25.

Catanzaro signed with the Jets as a free agent in 2017, when he made 25 of 30 field goal attempts and scored 104 points. The following season, he played nine games for the Buccaneers and four for the Panthers and was successful on 16 of 20 three-point tries.


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