Giants Release Kicker Aldrick Rosas Ahead of Training Camp

John Healy
July 26, 2020 - 12:57 pm

The Giants are giving Aldrick Rosas the boot.

The 25-year-old Pro Bowl kicker was released on Sunday six weeks after he was charged with three misdemeanors in a hit-and-run collision in California.

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Former Jets kicker Chandler Catanzaro has been signed by the Giants to replace Rosas as training camp is set to begin for the team on Tuesday, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. 

While Rosas was a Pro Bowler in 2018 when he converted 97 percent of his field goal attempts, he is coming off a shaky 2019 season in which he was 12-of-17 on field goals and also missed four extra point attempts.

Rosas , who made the team in 2017 out of Southern Oregon, was a restricted free agent this offseason, and the Giants retained him by using the second-round tender – which resulted in a one-year, $3.2 million deal.

The contract was not guaranteed, though, so the Giants will not have a dead salary-cap hit.

On June 15, Rosas was driving his black Chevrolet SUV when he collided with a pickup truck after failing to stop at a red light at 8:25 a.m. in Chico, Calif.

According to law enforcement, the kicker was driving up to 100 mph.

Rosas fled the scene but was arrested after police found and questioned a bloodied Rosas walking near the site of the crash.

He was charged with reckless driving, hit-and-run property damage and driving on a suspended license due to a previous DUI in California. Police noted suspicion of alcohol in the initial report but he does not face any alcohol-related charges.

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