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Place-kicker kept on despite misses

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Despite missing all three field
goal attempts last week, veteran Steve Christie apparently is going
to remain the Giants place-kicker this week against Dallas.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin told Christie to put his problems
behind him and focus on this week.

"I don't think there is a guy in this league, a veteran kicker,
who has not been in this situation," Coughlin said.

A 15-year veteran, Christie is just 5-for-10 this year with
three of his misses from 47 yards or more. However, he also missed
fourth-quarter kicks from 30 and 33 yards that could have iced last
week's 14-7 win over Green Bay.

He said he simply missed one of those kicks and didn't play the
wind right on the second.

"I have been through this before with different situations,
different teams and different coaches," Christie said Wednesday.
"I just have to work through it. What they decide to do is up to
them. My responsibility is to sort out what is going on and correct
what needs to be corrected."

The Giants also placed starting safety Shaun Williams on injured
reserve and signed safety Curry Burns off New England's practice
squad.