NEW YORK, April 10 (UPI) -- The New York Giants signed veteran kicker Mike Hollis on Thursday, completing an offseason overhaul of their special teams.
Hollis has converted 200-of-250 field goal attempts in an eight-year career for an 80 percent rate that is ninth best in NFL history.
"Mike is a guy who has been in the league and been successful," said Giants Coach Jim Fassel. "He gives us competition and depth at a spot where we have to be good. I thought (kicker) Matt Bryant did a good job last year. Competition at that position will make us even better."
Fassel made it a priority to address the kicking game after the Giants were plagued by mistakes and breakdowns on special teams during the 2002 season. They previously signed punter Jeff Feagles, long snapper Ryan Kuehl and kick returner Brian Mitchell.
Hollis spent his first seven years with the Jacksonville Jaguars and earned Pro Bowl honors in 1997 after leading the league with 134 points. In eight postseason games, he converted 16-of-18 field goals with a long of 46.
Hollis signed with the Buffalo Bills as an unrestricted free agent last April and made 25-of-33 field goals, including 10-of-15 from 40 yards or longer. He kicked a 54-yard field goal and two 52-yarders.