Kicker Andersen Finds A New Home

When Morten Andersen signed on with the Giants for the 2001 season, but it was a one year deal and the Giants did not expect to re-sign the 41 year old. Andersen has a new home now in the AFC.

The Kansas City Chiefs signed 41-year-old placekicker Morten Andersen to a one-year contract.

Andersen is the NFL's second-leading career scorer with 2,036 points, and has been in the league for 20 years.

Last year he made 23 of 28 field goals, with a long of 51 yards, and 29 of 30 extra points.

The Giants backup kicker to Andersen was Owen Pochman, who was unable to earn a regular game-day roster spot because his kick-off's were shorter than Andersen's and his field goal kicking not as accurate.

For more on the Giants kicking prospects, check out BBWC columnist Ceri Dovey's draft article Kicking Specialist Draft Preview for 2002.

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