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Sunday, October 18, 2009
Giants see an old friend in Carney

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

NEW ORLEANS -- Saints kicker Garrett Hartley is back from his four-game suspension, but he won't get the call today. The Saints will go with the venerable John Carney. He was one of the most accurate kickers in the league last season while playing for the Giants.

Normally, position players aren't seeking out kickers before games, but I noticed several Giants jogged over to say hello to Carney. So far this year, Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes has struggled with short field goals. The one advantage Tynes has over Carney is the ability to connect from 50 yards or more. At age 45, Carney doesn't have the range he used to.

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