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Giants kicker Josh Brown must take another new holder under his Wing

New York Giants place kicker Josh Brown, right,

New York Giants place kicker Josh Brown, right, is congratulated by Steve Weatherford after kicking a 29-yard field goal during the first half of an NFL game against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in St. Louis. Credit: AP / Tom Gannam

How long does it take to break in a new holder?

"Let's hope it's less than six days," Josh Brown said.

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."

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