Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Punter

The Giants signed a punter today, and his name wasn't Jeff Feagles. But the ancient Feagles may yet find himself in a Giants uniform again, anyway.

The new guy, Jy Bond, is an Australian Rules player who is not expected to be the 44-year-old Feagles' replacement, but most likely an extra leg in training camp so Feagles doesn't kick himself out heading into his 23rd season.

Feagles remains an unrestricted free agent, but said talks are on-going. And no, he wasn't angry about his team signing the former Dolphin, who was cut before last year's training camp. The 30-year-old Bond has been training with fellow Australian Rules player Darren Bennett in hopes of sticking with a team this year.

But that won't happen if Feagles has anything to say about it. But he needs to lock down a contract first.

"Oh yeah, and there’s no rush at this point," Feagles said. "They’ve got other priorities right now and we’re trying to get some things worked out. It’s no big deal."

Feagles has no plans of going quietly into retirement, either.

"One day I’ll tell you that (I’m planning to retire)," Feagles said. "But not today."



  1. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie....Oi, Oi, Oi.

    Chris B.

  2. Aussie rules football does not hold a candle next to rugby. Better punters come from rugby. I would rather go after a guy like Ronan O'Gara, fly half for the Ireland National Rugby Team. He has a booming leg. Could probably also place kick and has experience with drop goals. Just my opinion of course.

  3. I hope Feagles re-signs. He may have had an off year last year, but I'd still take for those kicks that pin the opposing team on the 5!