The New York Giants are reportedly working out kickers this week amid the struggles of veteran Aldrick Rosas.
One of the downsides to the New York Giants this year (there have been many) has been their kicking game. Veteran Aldrick Rosas, who represented the NFC in the Pro Bowl last year, has struggled mightily in 2019. He’s made eight of his 12 field-goal attempts and 21 of his 24 extra-point attempts through 11 games. Rosas has now missed a kick in each of the team’s last five matchups.
Because of the struggles, the Giants are actually working out other kickers this week. It’s unclear if any of them will end up replacing Rosas as the team’s No. 1 guy at that position.
According to Ted Holmlund of the New York Post, Big Blue has worked out Blair Walsh, Giorgio Tavecchio, Austin MacGinnis, and Cole Hedlund.
Walsh is arguably the most known out of that list, and for the wrong reasons. The former Minnesota Vikings kicker missed a chip-shot 27-yard field goal in the Wild Card round of the 2015 playoffs against the Seattle Seahawks. Down 10-9 with under a minute to go, the kick would’ve most likely sent Minnesota to the next round.
He then struggled the following year for the Vikings, converting on 12-of-16 field goals and 15-of-19 extra points. Minnesota cut him in November of 2016.
After the most recent 19-14 loss to the Chicago Bears, in which Rosas missed two field goals, the veteran expressed confidence in his own self.
“I don’t feel different at all,” he said. “This is my third year. I’ve been through the ups and downs already. My confidence isn’t shaken at all. Every time I walk onto that field, we expect to make that kick. I expect to make it. It’s just got to go through.”