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Brandon McManus Trade: Giants deal PK to Denver Broncos

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Before the New York Giants could waive placekicker Brandon McManus, something they announced earlier Tuesday they would do, the Giants have been able to trade McManus to the kicker-needy Denver Broncos.

That conditional pick is likely tied to whether or not the Broncos actually carry McManus on the roster when the season opens. Getting a pick for a placekicker they weren't going to keep is a nice get for the Giants and GM Jerry Reese.

McManus, who impressed in preseason with a strong leg, figured to land an NFL job somewhere. It just didn't figure to happen this way, with the Broncos trading for a placekicker who has yet to kick in an NFL game.

McManus lost a placekicking competition last year with the Indianapolis Colts to Adam Vinatieri. This year the Giants chose to keep Josh Brown.

The Broncos need a kicker with Matt Prater suspended for the first four games for a violation of the league's substance abuse policy.

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