The New York Giants have been unable to escape legal troubles this summer, as DeAndre Baker is still dealing with an alleged armed robbery, and Aldrick Rosas was involved in a hit-and-run incident.
On Sunday morning, the Giants officially released Rosas, who was found bloodied and bruised after T-boning a truck at over 100 mph on a Monday morning. While all of the information is still under wraps, the 25-year-old already had a DUI on his record before he entered the NFL in 2016.
Giants are going to release K Aldrick Rosas, per @MikeGarafolo
Rosas was one of the league's rising kickers in 2018 when he earned a Pro Bowl appearance. Really sad to see this happen.
Stephen Gostkowski makes a lot of sense fur Big Blue. #NYG
— Alex Wilson (@AlexWilsonESM) July 26, 2020
Rosas signed a $3.26 million deal as a restricted free agent this past April, and the Giants will now be looking for a replacement soon. One alternative that makes a lot of sense is Stephen Gostkowski, who has a ton of experience with new head coach Joe Judge.
While Judge was the special-teams coordinator for the Patriots, Gostkowski was his kicker for many years. He is extremely productive and has a history of efficiency, despite suffering a season-ending injury in 2019. He was inevitably cut by New England after many years of production, and reports have indicated he is ready to return to the NFL.
Other kickers the Giants could consider are Nick Folk and Ryan Succop. Folk is a former Patriot as well, spending seven games with the team in 2019. He made eight of his first 11 kicks and hit all eight of his final attempts. He’s a veteran with exceptional experience, and the Giants could easily land him on the money they will save from Rosas deal.
Succop, who spent the last six seasons with the Tennessee Titans, had played in every game until 2019 what he missed six. His 16.7% feel cool rate was a problem, as he made just one of his first six attempts.
The Giants don’t have a choice but to find a new kicker, as they currently don’t have one on the roster after the release of Rosas