Reports: Giants, Tynes near five-year deal

The New York Giants are closing in on a long-term deal for kicker Lawrence Tynes, whose field goal in overtime of the NFC Championship Game sent the Giants to Super Bowl XLII.

According to New York-area media reports, Tynes and the Super Bowl champion Giants are close on a five-year, $7 million contract.

Tynes, a Scottish-born kicker the team acquired in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs last year, hit a 47-yard field goal in frigid conditions, shaking off two earlier misses to beat the Green Bay Packers and send the Giants to their third Super Bowl.

The 29-year-old hit 23 of 27 regular-season field goal attempts in 2007, including 11 of his last 12, and 40 of 42 point-after attempts.