Robbie Gould was about to go to his son’s swim lesson in Chicago Thursday night when the Giants called and asked him to make a slight change in his plans – get on a plane and fly eight hours to London, and kick for his new team tomorrow, when it faces the Los Angeles Rams in Twickenham Stadium.
He replaces Josh Brown, who did not make the overseas trip at the team’s behest after documents were released in Washington State this week regarding Brown’s domestic violence arrest in May 2015. Randy Bullock kicked for the Giants in the season opener in Dallas because Brown was suspended for one game. Yesterday, The NFL placed Brown on the Commissioner Exempt list.
Gould was released on Sept. 4 by the Chicago Bears, for whom he played 11 seasons and established himself as the best kicker in franchise history.