Giants sign kicker Gould

Former Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould is shown kicking during a game against the Detroit Lions. Gould was signed on Thursday by the New York Giants. He was released earlier this year by Chicago.

According to reports, the New York Giants left kicker Josh Brown behind in the United States as the team heads to London due to the league re-opening its investigation into a 2015 domestic abuse complaint made by Brown’s former wife.

By leaving behind Brown on the overseas trip, the New York Giants signed veteran Robbie Gould.

The two parties agreed to terms on a contract, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, per a source informed of the situation.

Rapoport tweeted on Thursday night at 8:11 p.m. that “Kicker Robbie Gould is flying to London to join the #Giants, source said.”

Gould spent his entire career with the Chicago Bears before he was cut prior to the 2016 season beginning. He’s the franchise’s all-time leading scorer and he was replaced by the Bears with Connor Barth a day after they released him.

Gould is a Central Mountain graduate and was a four-sport athlete (soccer, football, basketball and track and field). Gould scored the game-winning goal in the 2000 District 6 soccer championship with just seconds remaining.

Gould played collegiately at Penn State University and was undrafted in 2005.