Lawrence Tynes: New York Giants Kicker Headed for an All-Pro Season

September 26, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Ten years ago, kicker Lawrence Tynes was clinging to his NFL hopes while playing with the Scottish Claymores of NFL Europe and later the Ottawa Renegades of the Canadian Football League.  A decade later and Tynes has built a solid reputation in the National Football League as pivotal part of the New York Giants’ special teams unit.
After graduating from Troy in 2001, Tynes tried out with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent.  He failed to make the team’s final roster that year, but after his time abroad, was ultimately granted another tryout in 2004.  He made the Chiefs roster after his second tryout, earning the role of Morten Andersen’s successor.
Tynes only made 78.2 percent of the field goals he attempted in his three seasons as the Chiefs’ starting kicker, but that didn’t stop the Giants from trading for him in 2007.  The trade ended up paying off in a huge way for New York, as Tynes played a large role in th...

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