Shayne Graham to kick for Giants
Shayne Graham, who was signed on Saturday, will be the Giants' kicker.
Tynes sprained his left (non-kicking) ankle on Friday during practice. He tested the ankle on Saturday but was unable to do much during the team's walk-through. The Giants then signed Graham to cover themselves and placed popular rookie wide receiver Victor Cruz on season-ending injured reserve.
Graham, 32, spent the past seven seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. The 10-year veteran has converted 196-of-230 (85.2 percent) of his field-goal attempts.
Linebacker Keith Bulluck is also sitting out his third straight game with a toe injury. Center Shaun O'Hara is active and will play after missing three straight games with an ankle injury. The Giants special teams has been a major concern for head coach Tom Coughlin this season. Tynes, who has gone 5-for-8 on field goal attempts, actually was the most consistent performer on special teams. Rookie punter Matt Dodge has been inconsistent and the special teams coverage and return game have been shaky for the majority of the season. The other Giants inactives include cornerback Brian Jackson, running back Danny Ware, fullback Madison Hedgecock, linebacker Phillip Dillard, tackle William Beatty and defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka.
Wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who has been nursing a sore shoulder, is active for the Lions.
NFL WEEK 6 COVERAGE
- '2014 Harvey Day Will Happen'
- Matt Harvey tweeted that he intends to pitch this year.
- Game Changer
- Michael Pineda was very impressive in his first exhibition outing Friday.
- No Laughing Matter
- The Knicks need Phil Jackson, and James Dolan needs to hand him the keys.
- Devin Help Us
- Giants mailbag: Might Big Blue be interested in the great Devin Hester?
- Nowhere To Land
- Jets mailbag: Will Mark Sanchez return or end up somewhere else?
- Fathead Victor Cruz Wall Graphic
MORE NFL HEADLINES