Giants Part Ways With Pro Bowl Kicker Aldrick Rosas

Aldrick Rosas with Giants in 2018. Photo by Justin Cooper/CSM/Shutterstock (10019876cj)

New York Giants have decided to release Pro Bowl kicker Aldrick Rosas. According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Giants made the decision due to Rosas’ problematic off-the-field behavior. 

Rosas was out of contract after 2019 NFL season, but the Giants placed a second-round tender on him in March. The player signed the tender win April and was set to earn $3.2 million in 2020.

Rosas was a Pro Bowler in 2018 after he managed to convert 32 of 33 field-goal attempts that season. In 2019, however, the 25-year-old was less successful, making just 12 out of 17 FGs attempted.

While Giants still haven’t made the official confirmation of the decision, the organization already found Aldrick Rosas’ replacement. The team announced on Sunday that they have signed kicker Chandler Catanzaro to a deal.

Catanzaro made his last NFL regular-season appearance back in 2018. He started the 2019 NFL season with New York Jets but decided to retire after missing two out of three extra-point attempts in a preseason opener. 

Catanzaro’s previous stops also include Arizona Cardinals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers. He has 83.8 percent field goal conversion, making 128 out of 142 attempts. The 29-year-old is also 92.9 percent on extra-point attempts.