EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.—The Giants re-signed Jeff Feagles to return for his eighth season as the team's punter. 2010 marks Feagles 23rd season in the NFL and holds nearly every record for a punter in the league.
Feagles has more punts (1713 or 312 more than former Giant Sean Landeta), 71,211 yards, and 554 punts downed inside the 20-yard line. He holds the fourth highest total punts for the Giants (513 punts). Last season, he punted 64 times for a 40.7 yard gross average and a 36.0 yard net average and dropped 23 punts inside the 20.
Feagles turned 44 on March 7 and has never missed a game in his career. He says he worked out his surgically repaired knee in the offseason to make sure it could withstand another grueling year. The past several years, he has been the sole punter whose job was just to get ready for the season. This year, Feagles has competition from Jy Bond, the former Australian Rules Football punter, signed to the team last month.
"In my meeting with Tom it was very, very clear that I was going to compete for my job this year," Feagles said after meeting with head coach Tom Coughlin. "And my answer to that was, 'That's fine.' I have been competing for a long time. That is what makes it all better anyway, competition. Plus, we will have another leg in camp which will be good for me, too. So I just have really said to myself, 'Listen, get a contract done and just go compete.' And I'm confident that I will be on the roster."