Tynes: Coaches say he'll replace Carney as Giants kicker

Updated: October 15, 2008, 9:07 PM ET
Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants are changing place-kickers, at least according to Lawrence Tynes.

Tynes, who has been sidelined since training camp with an injured left knee that required arthroscopic surgery, said Wednesday that the coaching staff told him last week that he will replace John Carney against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

"There was a plan in place," Tynes said. "Last week was our target point. It just so happens to be this week."

Tynes, who made ...

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