A lawsuit was determination to beryllium made for the Giants to determination connected from Jamie Gillan arsenic their punter aft 1 twelvemonth with the team.
The Giants bash not spot the 25-year aged arsenic a finished product, though, and connected Monday made authoritative his return.
Gillan received a two-year declaration worthy $4 million.
The strong-legged left-footer, called the Scottish Hammer — yes, he’s from Scotland and tin hammer the shot — did capable successful 2022 to person wide manager Joe Schoen, caput manager Brian Daboll and peculiar teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey that helium should stay.
Gillan besides serves arsenic the holder connected tract goals and this ensures continuity with Graham Gano, 1 of the champion kickers successful the league.
That continuity should proceed with the instrumentality of agelong snapper Casey Kreiter, who is besides expected to beryllium re-signed.
The Giants took a changeable connected Gillan aft helium spent his archetypal 3 NFL seasons with the Browns.
Gillan struggled with consistency arsenic helium finished with a career-high gross punting mean of 46.8 yards — lone 19th successful the league.
His nett punting mean of 40.2 yards was 26th successful the NFL.
Gillan had 26 punts wrong the 20-yard enactment (15th successful the league).
He needs much enactment connected his touch, arsenic his 9 touchbacks — helium had a full of 8 successful his archetypal 3 years successful Cleveland — were the second-highest of immoderate punter successful 2022.
Gillan did amusement sizeable betterment successful the 2nd fractional of the season, signs of advancement that encouraged the Giants to bring him back.