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New York Giants sign punter Taylor Symmank

One of the position battles to watch for heading into mandatory minicamp will pertain to the punter spot, especially now that Taylor Symmank has been brought on board. 

The New York Giants made an addition to their roster on Tuesday as they signed punter Taylor Symmank.

Symmank joins Riley Dixon as the only punters that are currently on the Giants roster.

The Giants released their punter for the past three seasons Brad Wing in March after he had a career-low 36.7 net yards per punt in 2017.

The 6–foot-2, 195-pound Symmank has never kicked in an NFL regular-season game. He does have ties to head coach Pat Shurmur since he was with the Minnesota Vikings from January 2017-September 2017 and averaged 42.9 yards—gross and net—on nine punts in the preseason.

Symmank also showcased a long kick of 60 yards and placed five balls inside the 20-yard line. He participated in the Vikings rookie minicamp in 2016.

Symmank finished his career at Texas Tech as the career record-holder in gross punting average (43.6 yards). As a senior in 2015, he punted 33 times and averaged 46.0 yards, the second-best single-season mark in school history.

In his junior season, Symmank earned All-Big 12 honorable mention with a 42.6 gross punting average, 17 punts downed inside the 20-yard line and eight 50-plus yard punts on 54 kicks.

Symmank battling Dixon will be one of the most intriguing position battles heading into mandatory minicamp next week and throughout training camp that starts in July.

Jason's first love was football while growing up in northern New Jersey. For the past three years, he has covered the New York Giants, as well as several boxing events along the East Coast.