Giants acquired Lawrence Tines from Chiefs in 2007 – NFL Sports

One of the biggest deals the New York Giants had there was with the team Kansas City Chiefs facing this week.

On May 22, 2007, the Giants sent the 2008 seventh round pick (238th overall) to Kansas City for kicker Lawrence Tines.

The trade at that time was harmless, so it turned out to be historic. Originally from Greenock, Scotland, Tynes was signed as a UDFA by the Chiefs from Troy in 2001 and spent two years on a practice team before playing for the NFL Europe and CFL. The Chiefs signed him in 2004. They handed him out to the Giants after three mediocre seasons when the field goal conversion rate was only 78.2%.

The Giants lost Pro Bowl kicker Jay Feely to Miami as a free agent and listed two unproven kickers (Josh Huston and Mark Hickock).

“Veteran kickers come in and compete for work, which makes me feel better.” Giants general manager Jerry Reese said after the trade.. “We’re not going to bring him to give him a job. He has to earn it. There is a young man who is strong against veteran kickers and the best kickers win the job I feel it will be. “

Tyne won the job and was hot and cold in 2007, his first season as a giant. And when the Giants entered the NFC Championship Game with the Green Bay Packers, it was brought into the postseason.

Tyne scored two field goals early in the game, starting at 29 and 37 yards below freezing in Rambofield. However, in the fourth quarter, Tyne got colder, far to the left from 36 yards, and had a bad snap, so he hooked up an attempt at 43 yards to the left.

But in overtime, he didn’t miss it. Tyne nailed a 47-yard player at 12:25 to send the Giants to the Super Bowl XLII. He did the same in San Francisco four years later, giving the Giants a 20-17 overtime win and a trip to the Super Bowl XLVI.

Tyne has been playing for Big Blue for six seasons, scoring his 586 points, second only to Pete Gogolac’s 646 in franchise history.

– NFL Sports

Giants acquired Lawrence Tines from Chiefs in 2007 Giants acquired Lawrence Tines from Chiefs in 2007

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