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Giants pick Josh Brown over Brandon McManus at kicker


With an offense that may make the team’s kicker as underutilized as the Maytag repairman, the Giants nevertheless need to have at least one kicker on the roster.

The Giants have entrusted that duty, for now, to veteran Josh Brown. Per a league source, rookie Brandon McManus will be waived.

Don’t be surprised if McManus also is claimed on waivers. Via the New York Times, McManus has made a 75-yard field goal in practice, and his kickoffs routinely exit the end zone with 10 yards to spare.

“I think McManus has got a real big upside once it all starts clicking for him,” special-team coordinator Tom Quinn told the Times.

After spending 2013 in training camp with the Colts, McManus gained confidence. While he still hasn’t won a kicking job, there’s a chance it’s only a matter of time.