The Giants released kicker Randy Bullock on Tuesday and brought back defensive tackle Montori Hughes.
Bullock became expendable on Monday when Josh Brown was reinstated from a one-week suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. Ben McAdoo said on Monday that Brown will kick against the Saints in Week 2.
Because he is a vested veteran, Bullock has the option of applying for termination pay which would allow him to collect his entire base salary for 2016: $675,000. If he receives that pay, he essentially will be paid $337,500 per point after connecting on two of three extra points against the Cowboys in Week 1. He did not attempt a field goal.
Players can apply for termination pay just once in their careers, so Bullock could conceivably waive his right now and wait until later in his career to use the option when his base salary conceivably could be higher.
As for Hughes, he was waived by the Giants when they made their final roster cuts on Sept. 4. A 6-5, 353-pound four-year veteran, Hughes played in seven games for the Giants in 2015 and tallied 25 tackles (15 solo) and a fumble recovery.