The P Posted March 18, 2010 Share Posted March 18, 2010 The Giants signed a new punter today, but their old one still intends to come back, too. Jeff Feagles, the Giants’ incumbent punter, told the Daily News today that he “absolutely” intends to return for his 23rd NFL season and expects that he’ll play his eighth season with the Giants. Feagles is an unrestricted free agent, but he said negotiations are currently ongoing even though the Giants announced the signing of punter Jy Bond. Bond, what the team called “an intriguing prospect” in its press release, is a 30-year-old former Australian Rules Football player. He was with the Miami Dolphins last spring, but was cut before training camp in the summer. And he’s been training with Darren Bennett, the first former Australian Rules Football player to make it as a punter in the NFL. But he is not, apparently, being brought in as a replacement for the 44-year-old Feagles, who insisted today that “We’re in negotiations, so that’s a good thing.” “Oh yeah, and there’s no rush at this point,” he said. “They’ve got other priorities right now and we’re trying to get some things worked out. It’s no big deal.” Feagles also said it wasn’t a big deal that the Giants signed another punter, even though he said “That’s news to me. I didn’t know anything about it.” Given his age, it makes sense to have a second punter in camp anyway, to preserve his leg before the regular season starts. And it’s definitely not a sign that Feagles’ career is over, he insisted. “One day I’ll tell you that (I’m planning to retire),” Feagles said. “But not today.” http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2010/03/giants-sign-punter-but-feagles.html Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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