How long does it take to break in a new holder?
"Let's hope it's less than six days," Josh Brown said.
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That's how long he has to get used to his new one. The Giants cut Steve Weatherford over the weekend and traded for Brad Wing, a second-year player who will be the team's punter as well as the holder on field goals and the greater-degree-of-difficulty extra points this season.
"It doesn't take long, especially with a guy who is already experienced," Brown said. "I've had more than a dozen."
Brown said it's really a simple job.
"In general, it's catch the ball and set it down," he said. "You find out smaller details that certain kickers like and do your best to find a rhythm as quickly as possible."
Brown said his first experience with Wing went well. They attempted eight field goals in practice on Monday and made them all.
"We had a good first-day rhythm," Brown said. "We had no hiccups and no red flags."